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Old 07-15-2004, 08:34 AM   #1
Tangz
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Registered: Jul 2004
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Do you know ANYTHING?


I love forums, been a member of 2 decient ones for about 2 1/2 years now. I know that sometimes you have to wait for a good response. BUT AT LEAST I GET A RESPONSE!!!

In this forum only a couple of my threads have been replied to at all. I would take a bet that 95% of the members here are newbs just like me that don't know jack****

I would really like to continue posting here but it seems that the members either aren't very knowledgeable or that they don't check the forums very often.

oh well,
my .02
 
Old 07-15-2004, 08:46 AM   #2
XavierP
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You have 5 threads open, of those, 1 you fixed yourself (after 10 hours) by Googling - always recommended. And the remainder you fixed after being answered by our membership. And 1 is this thread and I am replying to it.

This is not a board staffed by paid professionals. Everyone here - and that includes the owner and the mods - are doing this in between working, sleeping, family/social life and other things. No one is guaranteed an answer but the vast majority of posters do get answers.

I think that opening 5 threads in 11 days and having all but one answered is not bad going. We always recommend that our members search LQ, use Google, read various manuals and how tos.

I really can't see why you think you had unreasonable problems.

[edit]We currently have a total of 1,047,576 posts. Of those 25,697 have no reply. 2.45% of our posts at this time of writing have no answers. That figure is, of course, from day 1 of the boards starting up.[/edit]

Last edited by XavierP; 07-15-2004 at 08:50 AM.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 08:59 AM   #3
SciYro
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theres currently (at the time of em getting this info) there is 122,768 members, i don't see everyone post a helpfully reply to someone everyday, so what you expect? .. ill say theres about 100 people that know a lot generally about linux, and a thousand (at least, i dint look thru every forum that much) that know a topic very well, and thousands more with small experience that can usually help people with the same problem they had a few months back

now don't forget, knowledge is all relative, someone might know everything about linux security, but cant seem to figure out what "KDE" means, or even worse for guessing, what "vi" means, or how to setup a video driver, or how to pronounce "ESD" , is it "ay se de" or "E S D" or "es ed"

or maybe they know every line of linux code by heart (yea right ......), but cant seem to remember that girls fall asleep while you resit those millions of lines

Tangz: maybe it'll help by lowing your standards, why must everyone be smarter then you?
 
Old 07-15-2004, 09:09 AM   #4
pingu
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Tangz...
I can't see that you're that active in replying yourself?
 
Old 07-15-2004, 11:09 AM   #5
LinuxLala
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Hey all

please don't attack/target/flame any member. The guy is just expressing his views. Let's not get personal please.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 11:29 AM   #6
trickykid
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And to think of the very few questions I've posted here, I think all but a couple went unanswered or unresolved.. or I finally found it on google after searching some more..

I'm not saying google is the only answer, I'm just saying some post an answer and just wait, when they could still be researching it themselves, and if you find the answer before a reply, post it up.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 01:08 PM   #7
LinuxLala
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Totally agree with you trickykid.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 03:39 PM   #8
Tangz
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Location: Deland, FL
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Firstly Mr. Mod Sir:
I am merely stating that this forum seems a little inactive as forums go. It is usually my experience that forums, (ahem) help forums that is. are usually very quick to respond. (seems that is the case for this thread since 5 people responded to it in less then 8 hours) and is NOT the case for anything that could have been any use to me while I was having these issues. Please don't think I am knocking the forum itself, I know that forums are run by non-paid people in there off time. so I have no problem with that.

SciYro:
My standards are low enough...I barely know jack**** about Linux. Windows on the other hand, I could almost tell you everything about every OS M$ has put out...

Quote:
Originally posted by pingu
Tangz...
I can't see that you're that active in replying yourself?
Um, going back to what I said to SciYro. "I barely know jack**** about Linux, so how could I possibly be of any help"

LaLa:
Thank you!

trickykid:
I do do that, I'm a serious googler, My other help forum knows all about me but they seem to have fun with it...they try to catch me and reply faster then I can fix the problem myself (it's almost like a game with most of my buds there) But I still get replies even after I have posted the resulution to my own problem!
 
Old 07-15-2004, 03:54 PM   #9
XavierP
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tangz
I am merely stating that this forum seems a little inactive as forums go.
So with over 100,000 members and more than 1 million posts you consider this board "inactive"? At this time of writing, we have 1000 people browsing and posting on the boards. I call that pretty active.

OK, so your friends obviously single out your posts on this other board for special attention. As I'm sure you can understand, with our significantly large membership that isn't really possible. Not until you make a few friends here.

Do what everyone else does: post your problem and wait for an answer. Works for the rest of us.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 03:56 PM   #10
LinuxLala
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The reason why few people reply is because of different time zones. While it's morning in California, it's 2 in the morning in India(where I am). So that is the reason for delay in replying.

Last edited by LinuxLala; 07-15-2004 at 04:02 PM.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 04:03 PM   #11
slackie1000
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hi there!

this discussion is pointless. i mean, it won't bring anything... flame war..
Tangz's first post was a opinion. It is not something that we can change his mind.
Most of the people here, try to make this site better and some of them don't enjoy.
Like the mods I don't agree with Tangz opinion. But what we can do? Like XavierP said, the number are there. LQ speaks for itself (sorry the bad english!)

regards

slackie
 
Old 07-15-2004, 04:14 PM   #12
diablo111
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I answer the questions I know the answer to...I try not to make meaningless posts for something I know nothing about.

Understand, this isn't necessarily related or pointing to you but...if the question is so obviously answerable by either google or RTFM, I don't feel a post or response is in order...I could post something like, "HEY GOOGLE THE ANSWER YOU DUMBASS!", but it's just unproductive. I also will not reply to a post that makes absolutely no sense and is basically undecipherable...take some time and think it out first.

Also, there is so much going on here and everything is moving so fast, it's easy for a post to get burried...and burried quick. If you find a question is going unanswered, give it a "bump" post and those with the solution, who may have overlooked it, could maybe give it an answer.

I know I'm new here, but I post on a dozen BBs and have been doing this for quite some time...hell, for as big as this place is, the members are extremely well mannered and helpfull. Alot of places would flame you back to the stone age for a thread like this

Last edited by diablo111; 07-15-2004 at 04:17 PM.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 04:22 PM   #13
Tangz
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Quote:
Originally posted by XavierP
Do what everyone else does: post your problem and wait for an answer. Works for the rest of us.
firstly: please don't think I am trying to start a flame or fight or whatever...I am actually not even mad...just curious!!

I understand the rules, and I abide by them. all I'm saying is that I'm just curious why it takes like 3 days to get a reply from here when in my 3 other forums i can get replies to M$ (and some linux) questions within the same day. If you have that many members then why are they not replying???? Not that it matters but if I am reading you correctly you are saying that I have to make friends to get some decient professional replies? If that is true (which I highly doubt) that would be favoritisim, (which you can't do anything about on a public forum anyway) It just seems wrong to me..

my .02

As stated: I understand the rules and I WILL abide by them...(even if I have to wait 3-5 days for help)
Thank you all for hearing me out..

TangZ
 
Old 07-15-2004, 04:30 PM   #14
acid_kewpie
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it depends on the question you ask doesn't it? many questions get answered in less than a minuet of being posted, it's all the of the drawer, and what your problem is.

and of course at the end of the day, we're ALL volunteers, and no-one has a rigth to expect an answer.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 04:38 PM   #15
david_ross
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tangz
I understand the rules, and I abide by them. all I'm saying is that I'm just curious why it takes like 3 days to get a reply from here when in my 3 other forums i can get replies to M$ (and some linux) questions within the same day.
Are you sure that you are posting on the correct website?

From the last 2 threads you posted:

Title: Compiler problems
Started: Today 03:22:53
First Reply: Today 13:53:15
Last Reply: Today 20:44:55

Title: install Suse, xp wont boot, repair xp suse wont boot
Started: 12th July 2004 04:03:44
First Reply: 12th July 2004 04:57:57
Last Reply: 13th July 2004 00:10:02

3 days? Are you sure?
 
  


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