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Old 10-04-2013, 03:25 AM   #16
SAbhi
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I can just say a huh it cant be true... LQ helped me a way long when i was a newbie, though i still think i am, the more i get used too of linux.
 
Old 10-04-2013, 04:26 AM   #17
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I think of my posts here maybe 0.5% have been asking questions, and I could easily have a considerable larger post count if I didn't avoid certain threads.

A lot of the time my decision to post can come down to a few things.

"URGENT - Help Me Install Squid" Usually comes down to "I've faked my way into a job as a linux admin, and now my boss has "called" me on it." "Help, I've some issues around my Squid ACL", more likely to get looked at.
Obvious Homework without an attempt at a solution "I write script count number of "the" in file, what commands I use?". Nope!
GoogleSolve - Where I can get three of four plausible answers to the OP from Google and they haven't tried anything. Even worse if there's "I can't find answer on Google, URGENT help me" in the thread.
LQSolve - Where the thread has like 5 similar threads, sometimes with identical titles that contain solutions. Fine, read those 5, come back with a real question.
English as a second language. This one will get me into trouble. I guage whether I want to respond depending on the English used in the question and where appropriate subsequent replies. There have been cases here where I've been reading and not even understanding the question. While the OP is doing their best, I don't want to have to get into a situation where I'm having to explain basic english and concepts along with complex answers.

Overall, I think the answers on here are usually fairly balanced depending on what's been asked for.

If anyone thinks otherwise then that's what the "Report" button is for! Believe me, the moderators here are more active than on many forums. I'm sure all "Reports" get looked at.
 
Old 10-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #18
XavierP
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WRT the above post, please see this tutorial as it covers many of the same points. And charmingly done, too!
 
Old 10-07-2013, 02:46 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TenTenths View Post
"URGENT - Help Me Install Squid" Usually comes down to "I've faked my way into a job as a linux admin, and now my boss has "called" me on it."
Yeah, I've seen questions that I'm pretty sure were trying to trick people into doing their paid work for them. Always wondered how they got themselves into a situation where they would have to resort to trying that.
 
Old 10-08-2013, 08:18 PM   #20
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OP's post has puzzled me from the start.

LQ is easily one of the friendliest tech places on the internet with one of the best signal-to-noise ratios you will find.

I am certain that OP was grinding an ax.
 
  


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