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Old 05-10-2014, 10:17 PM   #1
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Terse ?


I have a science background and I often forget my audience.

Do you feel that many of my questions are too terse ?

I will gladly include much more details if that would help ?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-10-2014, 11:21 PM   #2
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I have a science background and I often forget my audience.
We aren't you're audience we are your peers.
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Do you feel that many of my questions are too terse ?
You may want to explain this a bit more. If you're asking your peers for help there is no excuse for being "terse". There is nothing wrong with being straight to the point but being "terse" is a totally different matter.
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I will gladly include much more details if that would help ?
There is a thread somewhere in LQ on how to ask questions the smart way. One of the points in it is post as much relevant information as you can.
 
Old 05-10-2014, 11:47 PM   #3
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Yes.
 
Old 05-11-2014, 09:41 AM   #4
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k3lt01,

"Audience" was not a put down.

It refers, among other things, to keeping in mind that others have not been working on something as long as I may have been before making the post.

Thanks.

---------- Post added 05-11-14 at 09:42 AM ----------

Yes, Clonezilla is a best friend.

Andy
 
Old 05-11-2014, 10:38 AM   #5
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No idea, I have not taken the time to research your question

Perhaps if you put a little work in yourself, and quoted some of your posts I could answer.


Then again ... seems obvious you have been terse.

Don't confuse curt with terse, I can forgive 'curt', but see terse as lazy.
 
Old 05-11-2014, 10:45 AM   #6
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There is a thread somewhere in LQ on how to ask questions the smart way. One of the points in it is post as much relevant information as you can.
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
 
Old 05-12-2014, 02:32 AM   #7
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k3lt01,

"Audience" was not a put down.

It refers, among other things, to keeping in mind that others have not been working on something as long as I may have been before making the post.

Thanks.
That may well be but I thought you wanted honest answers so I gave you mine. I'm not here to be entertained, so I'm not an audience, I'm here to learn and to help others. From reading the few threads you initiate and you want help your choice of words, which may or may not be "put downs", can be taken as being abrupt considering you want the help of others.
 
  


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