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Old 08-19-2005, 03:01 PM   #31
Orkie
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I don't like the idea of a popup (I use the popupsmustdie extension and it is a pain to keep enabling popups for each site I want). How about just taking you back to the message post page instead but have in clear, red letters (or some other colour that stands out) that warning that you suggested. If they are sure, they can click submit again.
 
Old 08-19-2005, 03:24 PM   #32
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Extended ascii characters like (( # :: etc. may be in the name of a program or may be contained in a piece of code, error message, or other important item so I don't think filtering out higher ascii characters is a good solution.
 
Old 08-19-2005, 03:34 PM   #33
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You need look no further than the Linux kernel source for error messages like:

CPU#%d ALREADY INITIALIZED!!!!!!!!!
Some sort of error for INTR EP !!!!
racSendCommandWait: HASR_FIRM_READY EXCEEDED!!!!

...you get the idea. Automatic filtering is a very tenuous thing, and is something I'd like to avoid if possible.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-19-2005, 04:07 PM   #34
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Are there any errors like:

OMFG CPU FR33Q3D LOL!!!111!!! THIS 5UXX0R5!!!111!!! FIXING IT WOULD ROX!!!111!!!

 
Old 08-19-2005, 04:33 PM   #35
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
Anyway we can exclude some of the these types of characters from being used consecutively in titles:

@!!!!!!@%$^%&*#%^(($)^)(

Note: I took this from an actual thread, I truly believe titles with garbage characters that have nothing to do with the title should be removed from the title.
Forgive me tk, for I have sinned. I was but a stupid newbie, unaccustomed to the ways of the internet, and highly frustrated with an alleged OS, who shall remain nameless, but this does not excuse mine error.
Or, more colloquially, sorry tk. I promise never to do it again.

Edit:
lol@kimvette

Last edited by Charred; 08-19-2005 at 04:35 PM.
 
Old 01-01-2009, 05:20 PM   #36
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Wink

I agree that people post the sos over and over, same thing over and over, but it also gets old when you are googling a solution only to find a question that's answered by instructions on how to google or patronizing answers on how to search forums. If they were smart enough to search forums they wouldn't be posting the same question over and over.

I think it's more helpful to either point a user to a thread where the question is answered or just paste the answer into another thread. The N00b is not the only one reading forums, but rudeness definitely stands out...


It's just as easy to give a quick answer as it is to lecture.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 03:06 AM   #37
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That really does depend. If the thread title is "Help" but the content is detailed, then I agree that it's easy to provide a response over and above Google. The majority of these threads are:
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Help
Network card not working. Help me fix it
At that point, the poster isn't even trying to help us help them. With over 300,000 members it is easier to divert time to the people that put in some effort. Forums like this are entirely volunteer run, but even if the help was fully paid for, examples such as I have posted wouldn't get an immediate response.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 03:47 AM   #38
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Let's remember that this thread was dormant for THREE AND A HALF YEARS until last night... many points discussed aren't as relevant as they were back then.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 04:21 AM   #39
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I hadn't noticed that. I think I assumed it was one of the other posts about posting.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 04:32 AM   #40
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exactly ;-)
 
Old 01-02-2009, 11:45 PM   #41
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ha ha, sorry I didn't realize the age of the thread, that's funny

generally I do read and search threads, and really I haven't needed to ask too many questions but I do appreciate it when I find answers rather than suggestions to run a google, which is generally how I find my answers in the 1st place.

I don't mean to mock anyone that does help here, believe me it is invaluable.

I should point out that one of the best things about using forums is that you get to ask people that know systems a lot better than you do, or have other ideas, smarter people or experts in certain areas. Maybe more pruning is necessary, etc.

Anyway I just find it kinder to either ignore, or post a link to those not as gifted if you have the time. Even if it means recommending a kinder distro or a book, or a Ubuntu guide.

All points taken I guess that was my own rant/outburst to ranting and forum posting.

Thanks and cheers all.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 08:11 AM   #42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by titanium_geek View Post
I agree about STUPID PEOPLE!!
titanium_geek
Isn't that a little steep ... Calling ppl names???


Linux Archive

Last edited by renjithrajasekaran; 01-25-2009 at 02:59 AM.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 11:49 AM   #43
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no, THREE YEARS AGO when it was said, it wasn't considered rude by modern society at all. Now, please... old thread. please leave...
 
  


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