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Old 10-08-2008, 08:30 AM   #211
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I guess a happy belated birthday is in order. Tons of frustration has brought me here, but most times I've left informed and stress free.

Here's to another eight years!
Old 10-09-2008, 08:20 AM   #212
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Happy Birthday LQ! It's funny that I've browsed the threads looking for answers and when I finally decide to post an issue that I'm having, I seem to find the solution on my own. I can say that LQ must somehow help me think better! Keep up the great work. Open Source rules!
Old 10-10-2008, 12:18 AM   #213
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Originally Posted by julie.zunk View Post
... when I finally decide to post an issue that I'm having, I seem to find the solution on my own. I can say that LQ must somehow help me think better!
I think that is a common experience. It probably comes from thinking the problem through in a more concrete way. (i.e., asking yourself "exactly how am I going to word this in my post ?") I saw something similar many times when I was in graduate school (back when an "upgrade" meant moving from a slide rule to a calculator. )

It was common to ask another student to help you figure out something that was stumping you. And quite often, in the middle of your explaining what the problem was, the light bulb would go on in your head and you would see the solution w/o the other person having said anything thing. I saw this both ways. Both when I was seeking help as well as when somebody would come to me for help. Something just happened when you were explaining it to somebody else.
Old 10-12-2008, 12:17 AM   #214
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I wrote a post here. But, I don't see it!

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Old 10-12-2008, 12:20 AM   #215
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I'm here primarily because my friend George Alexandar referred me to LQ. He tells me that LQ is the best thing that happened to him.

The sort of good will and brand equity you are establishing just by word-of-mouth is in itself is an achievement beyond compare ...

All the best LQ. Happy B'day!!!

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Old 10-12-2008, 04:47 PM   #216
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very nice forum and community, keep up the good work and happy bday

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Old 10-15-2008, 08:12 AM   #217
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Happy 8th


Happy 8th anniversary. This has been a great resource. I'm surprised Al Gore didn't claim credit for starting it. He might have become president if he had done that. <evil grin>

I achieved "critical mass" with Linux (dumped Windows and OS/2) before there was LQ. Some parts of that were gruesome. Finding information required wading through flame wars and ignoring insults from some quarters to any newbie. I'm not a "programmer" by nature... closer to what is called a "power user" (and not quite that, either) so I need lots of support resources. When I noticed LQ I jumped right on. Just the tone of the whole population here is great.

I don't have any useful suggestions beyond one or two I have already seen posted. Sometimes I have to dig a little to find what I want but that doesn't mean the information is hard to find. I just have some independent, foolish ideas about where to start looking. Just keep the system going.

When I started reading about a random drawing I was thinking about sending in my bank account numbers for direct deposit... oh well... <wink>

Old 10-31-2008, 11:25 PM   #218
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I know I'm late... but

Happy Belated!

I just finally balled up enough to just register on the site. Secretly, I've actually been using this site for the past 2-3 years to help me troubleshoot my own Linux issues.
Old 11-04-2008, 01:06 PM   #219
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Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy B'day LQ ... May you live to be 1000.

Thank you Jeremy for bringing LQ to life!

Linux Archive

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Old 11-26-2008, 10:37 PM   #220
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8 years. That's actually amazing given the fickle nature of the web.

Congrats, guys

Here's to 8 more!

, Mike
Old 11-27-2008, 04:52 AM   #221
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Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy B'day to you LQ.

I've just been here for the last 10 odd days, and I'm already patting myself on my back for taking the decision to join LQ.

I think a biiiiiiiiiiiiiig vote of thanks to Jeremy is in order - for conceptualizing and bringing LQ to life!


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Old 12-09-2008, 02:02 AM   #222
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Happy Birthday to you LQ and a very warm thanks to Jeremy for his precious concept of

A very fine peace of e-work to help us all here..

Thanks allot to be always there for us..


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Old 12-21-2008, 07:26 PM   #223
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Cool almost 8 years ago

Geez, almost 8 years ago i also posted my first question on LQ with a different login, my brother's.... Congratulations! this has gone far from the small site that my brother was talking about.


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