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When will the board stop calling me a newbie?

Your user title is based on the number of posts you have.

  • 0 - 29 posts: LQ Newbie
  • 30 - 999 posts: Member
  • 1000 posts: Senior Member
  • After 5000 posts you can choose between LQ Guru, LQ Muse, LQ 5k Club, LQ Sage, LQ Veteran and LQ Addict

How do I post a new thread?
To post a new thread, go to the appropriate forum and click the New Thread new thread button.

Why isn't my post count going up?
As of 4:20PM LQST on 01/29/04 posts made in the General forum will no longer increment your post count. Posts in any other forum will increment your post count.

How do I change my username?
If you'd like to change your username, please use the Contact Us form and let us know what you'd like your new username to be. Due to the size of the LQ user-base, you may want to include multiple choices, in the order you'd prefer them.

How do I delete my LQ account?
We do not remove accounts that have posts associated with them. Setting the two email preferences to "No" means that you will never hear from us again. We will remove accounts that do not have any posts associated with them, and do periodically automatically remove accounts that have no posts and have been inactive for an excessive amount of time. If you have never posted and would like your account removed, please use the Contact Us form and let us know. For accounts that do have posts associated with them, contact us if you'd like all personal information removed and the account anonymized.

How do I mark a thread as solved?
To mark a thread as solved, click "Mark this thread as solved" under the "Thread Tools" menu. Note that you can only mark threads you have started as solved.

Welcome to LQ
Hello and welcome to LQ. You were pointed here because a fellow LQ member feels the thread you started doesn't contain enough information to enable us to help you. We understand that Linux can be intimidating for new members, and we really do want to help. That said, please understand that LQ is not a help desk, customer service line for a product you purchased or willing to do your homework (although we are happy to assist you with specifics, if you show some effort of your own!). We're a 100% volunteer organization that wants to help you help yourself.

Here are a couple tips that will enable us to help you moving forward:
  • When asking a question, be sure to provide as many relevant details as possible. You should include the distribution and version you're using, along with hardware details, application version and exact error messages where applicable.
  • Using a descriptive title will vastly increase the number of members who see your thread, and therefore make a response significantly more likely.
  • If you're actively troubleshooting an issue you should also include any steps you've already taken.
  • You may want to include how what you are experiencing differs from what you expected to experience.
  • Before posting, have you used the search function to ensure your question hasn't been asked before?
  • You can edit your post by clicking the EDIT button in the bottom right corner of your message.
If you are unwilling or unable to ask questions in a manner that allows us to help you, it's unlikely our community will be able to provide you a solution. Unfortunately, serial offenders who show wanton disregard for this request after multiple pointers may be asked to seek help elsewhere. We truly hope that isn't necessary, and assure you Linux and Open Source are extremely rewarding and well worth the learning curve in the long run.

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