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arobic 08-21-2003 02:40 AM

Just a comment...
DId anyone realize that 45 pages out of 51 in this forum contains threads with 0 replies ??

I personnally did scan through all of them to answer to all the thread I was able to, but I have troubles assuming that all these threads cannot be answered, at least once!

I think we should all do an effort to, at least, refer them to the good ressources if we can't help! Because, personnally, if i were in their position, I would really like to get an answer!

nephilim 08-21-2003 02:50 AM

I agree, although I have to say that I feel like most of the questions asked on this site are answered in a correct way.

arobic 08-21-2003 02:54 AM

Yeah, this is true!
I am not complaining about the good work that is done, of course! People on this forum do a great job! :)

But I would just feel bad if I were in this part of the 45 pages who were not answered at all, you know what I mean...

That's all!

MasterC 08-21-2003 07:08 PM

I do my part on answering those 0 reply threads, however it should be noted that quite a few of them are un-noticed double posts, easily found from a search, or threads that do not need replies (I got it working!!! for example).



leonscape 08-21-2003 07:19 PM

Also a lot of the posts are repeat questions, I've noticed this a lot, and I've only been here a week I don't know what the regulars think, but it grinds me down :)

I try my best with the zero replies but I'm no Linux guru, and sometimes the people who do know the answers miss the post.

Azmeen 08-21-2003 07:31 PM

0 replies != unanswerable questions

Like those before me pointed out, many of them are repeat questions and if the poster had used the search feature, (s)he would have solved his/her problems without even posting. I have no sympathy at all for these people, but I will try to at least post a useful URL for them to read.

Some are really strange questions which are particularly application/hardware-specific and I won't know how to help them with this because I don't have the things they are having problems with.

Skyline 08-21-2003 09:14 PM

We do try and help everyone - more often than not, the threads with no replies are difficult to answer for one reason or another......................

slackmagic 08-21-2003 10:59 PM

I agree. I am going through "a lot" of those 0 replies threads as well because I would like to try to help. I was able to get some solutions to some of them, but some are really very hard to answer.

And somehow, if I was one of those people, I'd be rather reading a solution than a post of somone telling me that he has read my thread but was not able to find a solution - I can see through the VIEWS as to how many have read it anyways.

Just hard to say, som are really difficult to answer in my opinion.

Other than that, I must again thank all of those that are helping other users day in and's a great "FREE" service :D hehe

exodist 08-21-2003 11:03 PM

I always open any that say 0 unless I now I cannot help, personally nobody has ever answered one of mine. EVER

slackmagic 08-21-2003 11:28 PM

Distribution: Slackware 9.0 - heavily hacked

you don't need help :D just kidding hehe - I'm sorry but I haven't been with linux for a long time yet, but I also hope this changes and that everyone gets his answers in a positive way some day... :rolleyes:

exodist 08-21-2003 11:38 PM

I should prbably also not I have only asked 2 questions and they are really quite advanced ones :-P
that link has both of them in it (my old ones seem to have disapeard.

leonscape 08-21-2003 11:57 PM

I have only one question on this forum, with one reply from me and 35 views. SInce nobody replied, I've assumed nobody knows :)

exodist 08-22-2003 12:04 AM

I think he needs to clear cache or refresh lol.

ammendment to that:

I thaught he was thread starter, my bad.

darthtux 08-22-2003 12:09 AM

I answer all the questions I can. But some people are good in one area, some in another. Linux is a lifetime learning experience.

I've been posting heavily the last four or five days and have already answered the same question several times.

exodist 08-22-2003 12:13 AM

darthtux I know how you feel, I joined 2 or 3 days ago and check my post info.

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