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Old 12-23-2003, 09:37 AM   #61
mbegovic
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I also find that the search engine doesn't quite work. On several occasions, I've spent an hour searching the site, got frustrated, posted a new thread, only to have trickykid or someone tell me it has been asked many times before. It's kind of intimidating when I know that my questions are probably ridiculous to experienced users. Still, this site is by far the best Linux resource I've found.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 09:55 AM   #62
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I find the search function on this site to be very efficient. I've even used it myself to find answers to my own questions in which sometimes it pulls up threads irrevalent to what I'm looking for but you have to just dig a little and spend time reading some, as some threads that are long might not have the solution right in front of you as the 2nd or 3rd post in what is pulled up, etc.

Regards.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 10:28 AM   #63
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I've just read through the responses to this and I think they are indicative of a well working site. The vast majority of the posters here have said that they could search through the site and find the answers. In fact, it would seem to me that they are the kind of members we should be encouraging.

To all of you who have used the site to set up your entire system or just to get an awkward program going, please post something in the Success Stories or on the How-Tos - you would provide an excellent resource as you could summarise several hundred posts.

If any of you are worried that your English isn't good enough - don't be, a start place could be www.altavista.com - they have a fairly good 'translate' option which may help with your initial translation.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 10:43 AM   #64
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I find the search function on this site to be very efficient.
Like he said.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 10:44 AM   #65
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mbegovic,

Do you have an example of a search that you feel didn't work out well? The search is something we really want to work as well as it can.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-23-2003, 11:56 PM   #66
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Only a tiny point really Jeremy and probably not often searched for here - but -

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c++

etc

Only noticed it when trying to look for an old "c++" post - again, probably relatively rarely searched for - thought I'd mention it.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 03:22 PM   #67
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Quote:
Originally posted by unSpawn
I find the search function on this site to be very efficient.
Like he said.
What I think is funny is the fact that when I do a search on Google looking for a Linux Answer..............the first 5 hits are sometimes Linuxquestions.org

Like.........check this one I did a google search for Slackware and Wireless and the first 2 hits are LQO

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...kware+wireless

Oh.....I post. I think that it's good that people don't post because they find the answer on google or here first. That's why I have lots of posts in General.....I don't post that many questions

Peace,
Whitehat
 
Old 12-26-2003, 09:12 AM   #68
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I've only been running Linux a few days, and I'm mostly at work when I'm able to be on the forum, so... I'm still usually on Windows while I'm here.

To make things worse, I really know nothing at all about Linux. I've basically gotten my laptop (which is my only computer) running Mandrake, but I really don't know how to do anything at all, and don't really know where to start to learn anything either. I'ld like to find a book or something, but honestly I'm not even sure where to ask that question.
 
Old 12-26-2003, 10:41 AM   #69
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I'ld like to find a book or something, but honestly I'm not even sure where to ask that question.
check the references in this thread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=107349
specially the last one (the book of Paul Sheer) EDIT: This book is also in pdf...

Regards

Last edited by Y0jiMb0; 12-26-2003 at 10:42 AM.
 
Old 12-26-2003, 10:58 AM   #70
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Quote:
Originally posted by FriedMalt
I'm not even sure where to ask that question.
Very basic questions are probably bet in the Newbie forum. Make sure you do a quick search first though

Don't worry too much about posting in the wrong forum but please don't post a second thread. If you think you have posted in the wrong forum then report your post to a moderator using the link below your post and request that it be moved.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 06:01 PM   #71
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the main reason i dont post often (only half a post a day on average or something) is because.......i dont have any real problems

Whenever i move through the forum, any questions being asked that i know the answer to have usually already been answered by someone else, and there is not a lot of point in saying the same thing again. I give whatever advice i can (which im always wary of, because i dont want to point people in completely the wrong direction by mistake) but this site is my best resource for pretty much anything

I like the search here by the way, sometimes need to spend some time digging or changing the search keywords, but i usually find what im after
 
Old 01-01-2004, 11:36 PM   #72
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the "easy" answer for me is i'm using LQ mostly to teach myself, by reading others problems and solutions...i'm still new enough that i can't really help anyone yet...when i can tho, i will
 
  


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