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Old 08-24-2005, 01:41 AM   #1
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Cool UPDATE FOR NEWBIES: Please READ this before posting!

If you're here for the very first time, and have a very
urgent problem I appreciate that you're quite likely to
have other things on your mind than reading on.

However, if you do take the time to read all that's
said here (and follow the links) you're more likely
to get helpful responses! :)

The following two posts from Linux-General are just as
valid here in Linux-Newbie as they are there.

Thanks for reading!

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Old 07-31-2017, 08:25 AM   #2
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Please READ this before posting!

Yes, yes, we know that you are a and that, right now, you feel like one.

Welcome! That's precisely why this forum is here.

Now that you are here, however, may I make three specific requests:

(1) In your title, proceed directly to describe your question. The title is the "headline" of your post. It's what allows us "skimmers" to quickly zero-in on questions that we think that we can contribute to. It's also the most-important criteria for Search. A complete description of your issue, with all relevant context, will also help you to get your best-answers quickly.

(2) If you have "n" questions to ask, unless they are truly related, please ask them in separate posts, so that separate threads are created and so that each thread will more-easily remain "on point."

(3) When your question is answered, use the "Thread Tools" to mark the thread as [SOLVED].

What this will give the next(!) newbie that comes along is ... a "solved" thread, with a title that immediately helps him to know that the thread's contents might help him. Since your thread will survive here for many years, who knows how many other newbies you will have helped?!
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Nice thread, sundialsvcs.

I hope the newcomers to LQ will take these advices seriously.

Also check these out:

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