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    Reputation System: How I'm Using it.

    How would one know what reply, comment, question or other post would have been down-voted? It would be nice if the rep system required the user to give input as to why bad rep was given. How does one improve without constructive criticism? How does one get to know why they have bad rep?
    Posted 05-09-2016 at 09:04 AM by loadedmind loadedmind is offline
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    "This is my sig, there are many like it. But this one is mine."

    heh admit it!you just wanna put cool ASCII art
    Posted 02-11-2011 at 02:55 PM by sunnydrake sunnydrake is offline
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    New-Comer's Greeting

    All good points regarding sudo, however keep in mind that most brand-spanking-new users do the following;

    1) Try a command with their regular user account.
    2) Login as root and try it again (then they don't logout as root)
    3) Use "sudo command"

    The idea behind the post about sudo was to get people to start trying to use their regular user account first, then use root-level access when needed.
    Posted 02-09-2011 at 01:38 PM by xeleema xeleema is offline
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    New-Comer's Greeting

    Meh.. 'sudo su' seems to get the job done in ubuntu..

    Honestly, I probably would use sudo if I had the time to fully understand and configure it other than allowing a super user to do everything. But wanting to configure things properly includes a lot of things. Like limiting the mounting of external media in KDE, or even taking the time to configure /etc/login.defs.
    Posted 02-09-2011 at 12:12 PM by lumak lumak is offline
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    New-Comer's Greeting

    Originally Posted by lumak View Comment
    who needs sudo when you have 'su -c' anyway?
    su doesn't work on Ubuntu by default, sudo does.
    Posted 02-08-2011 at 10:46 PM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
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    New-Comer's Greeting

    Originally Posted by lumak View Comment
    who needs sudo when you have 'su -c' anyway? But I suppose 'su -c' would get people into just as much trouble.
    I like sudo. Always have always will. Just a preference really -- no actual benefit from what I can see.
    Posted 02-07-2011 at 10:38 AM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
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    New-Comer's Greeting

    who needs sudo when you have 'su -c' anyway? But I suppose 'su -c' would get people into just as much trouble.
    Posted 02-07-2011 at 09:09 AM by lumak lumak is offline
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    New-Comer's Greeting

    A comment to your root-section: In my personal opinion I would strongly recommend to advise newcomers to use a root-shell, and not sudo. I know that this is a controversial topic, but I try to explain why I would do this:
    I have seen many newbies, especially Ubuntu users (no offense meant) that are totally unaware of the system of user privileges, especially the concept of a root account. This is caused by the use of sudo. I have seen many people that put a sudo in front of almost any command, just because they have learned that some commands work only with sudo, but they know not that this is caused by user privileges. For example, have a look at this HowTo and the use of sudo in it. It shows that the author is totally unaware when he needs root privileges, and when not (and also that sudo does not work with commands that are built in the shell).
    Of course, they may also be users that do everything in a root shell, but I think that these users are aware of the concept of user privileges. They simply don't care.

    By the way, sudo has also no safety-mechanisms when configured like in Ubuntu or Mint, you can damage your system in the same way with sudo as you can with a root shell.

    Just my 2 cents.
    Posted 02-06-2011 at 03:52 AM by TobiSGD TobiSGD is offline
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    "This is my sig, there are many like it. But this one is mine."


    You make a good point. However I make it a habit of marching thru the 'Zero Reply' queue and scrolling thru the "Newbie" section. I've been using my Signature as a point-of-reference to save me from having to re-post URLs over-and-over.
    Reputation points are not as important to me as seeing threads with "Click to see the most helpful post" and "[SOLVED]" more often.

    I've been toying with a new signature, however I'm thinking I should just create a "LQ 101" blog post and link to it with one line. That way I can at least track the views.

    Thanks for the feedback!
    Posted 09-23-2010 at 01:54 AM by xeleema xeleema is offline
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    Reputation System: How I'm Using it.

    Thanks for the feedback! I'm actually quite suprised how many Views this particular blog post has received. I didn't think blogging @ LQ was very "Big".

    One thing I should have added to the "Posi-Rep #4" item. If someone's post shows creativity or appropriate humor (read: geek humor), I tend to at least mark the post as "Helpful? Yes". Example: I saw a post somewhere (USENET?) that had something like "Jesus Saves (offsite)!" in a Backup thread. The poster had useful technical information as well, but that would have been "Posi-Rep" worthy in my eyes (rather than just "Helpful? Yes").

    Warning: I'm not a deeply "Religious" person, so I don't mean to offend anyone that is.
    Posted 09-23-2010 at 01:47 AM by xeleema xeleema is offline
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    Reputation System: How I'm Using it.

    I think these guidelines make sense, I've posted about them in a thread for others to see as well.

    Mostly I use positive rep for advice that is helpful to me or just interesting. It's the OP's duty to positive rep if it helps them as well. Still, if someone posts a nice argument that I agree with, I will also positive rep that. And sometimes I positive rep people because they are new and try to help.
    Posted 09-22-2010 at 07:15 AM by H_TeXMeX_H H_TeXMeX_H is offline
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    "This is my sig, there are many like it. But this one is mine."


    Your signature is not eye catching. There are seven lines in your signature.

    The senior members do not need to read that signature since they already know about the reputation system as well as the spy and about marking the thread solved.

    The newbies and very junior members IMHO will not bother to read and understand those seven lines since they are here only to ask questions and do not have the time and patience to notice other things. That is one of the main reasons you didn't get repute points in this thread though you posted great.

    All I can suggest is, write only ONE line in the signature (center aligned) which is most important for you. I guess that is the Rep points.


    Click "yes" on the bottom right corner of this post, if you found it to be helpful.

    Since the newbies can fetch you only 1 point so asking them to click the scales icon will be meaningless and secondly they won't be able to easily make out which scales icon are you talking about !

    That's all
    Posted 09-20-2010 at 11:19 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline


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