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Old 07-18-2010, 12:43 PM   #16
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I think it was your second post in that thread that stopped you from getting replies. "I have found a command that may work but not sure if I should use it. What do you think about this?" Before replying, I would have waited for a follow-up post indicating that you had tried the command, it didn't fit your needs, you still needed help.
 
Old 07-18-2010, 04:34 PM   #17
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miller*;
If you have a specific technical question, please start a thread in the appropriate forum. This forum is for suggestions and feedback, and this thread is about your complaint about LQ....
 
Old 07-18-2010, 09:12 PM   #18
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I can verify the Mods do answer questions.

Pixellany up there has answered (or at least tried to answer) many of my questions.
{BTW thanks Pixellany}

I have also had GrapeFruiTgirl (Thank you too!) answer a few of mine that I can remember and lots of Senior Members (EricTRA, Nylex) (Thanks again!) have helped me too. Actually, I find it quite the reverse. Usually the people with <50 posts are the ones being rude, with short and unhelpful answers.

I remembered those people off the top of my head for Christ's sake. I'm quite sure I'm forgetting a slew of very helpful people and I sincerely apologize for it and thank you too!

A thing to remember (and a philosophy I live by in Forum/Discussion Board land) is that WHY would any of these nice hardworking souls want to help someone who doesn't take enough time of his/her own life to adequately explain the problem or follow elementary writing rules?

If you try, if you are responsive, if you post back and be thankful, I and noone else has any problem helping you. But there are things to remember.
- You can bump an unanswered topic after 24 hours
- Placing your thread in the correct sub-forum is important (Hardware in hardware, e.g.)
- You have to understand that these people help you for free
- Not all of us know why Ougha is not working Booga returning error code code whambo. I barely know what a freaking partition is and I have 100 thanks. Sometimes, the question really is just incredi-hard. In this case, provide every ounce of information you can. (Actually, do that all of the time.)
- If someone told me to RTFM and STFW, than I'd go do that. If I couldn't find it, I would simply show them why the heck that wasn't enough.
- Ponder a clear. concise and to the point question in the subject line and repeat it with additional details and technical information about your system and OS in the description. Pictures help. Attachments help. Helping yourself helps. Don't tell us your life story or why this is so horrible. Everyone has their own problems. KISS.

Look! You have even followed most of those rules, and now look at the answers you're getting!

One last thing: sometimes a member will post a reply that doesn't answer it. It doesn't mean it didn't help. Analyze it, and try and figure it out yourself. Ideas are more powerful than words. Use them. As Tinksters sig says "...rather aid you in helping yourself than giving you a 'turn key' solution."

Bye, have fun and if you see brianL, run like the wind.

{Just kidding brianL )

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Old 07-18-2010, 09:57 PM   #19
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Amen, dude.

Is it any wonder people usually have links like "How To Ask Questions The Smart Way" in their signature...it's surprising how many people don't utilize those basic self-help techniques when they have technical problems. The first thing I do if I'm having trouble with something is go Google it, or if it's a command and I'm looking up arguments to see if there's a function that I need, I'll read the man page, then Google it if I can't find anything there.

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if you see brianL, run like the wind.
LOL, and run faster if you see brainL.

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Old 07-19-2010, 05:32 AM   #20
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Bye, have fun and if you see brianL, run like the wind.

{Just kidding brianL )
Many a true word spoken in jest.


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LOL, and run faster if you see brainL.
I've managed to get brainL chained up in the cellar again. So you're all safe now (until he chews through the chains again).
 
Old 07-19-2010, 10:08 AM   #21
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(response in this forum)*** Again, why are you trying to copy into a tar file ? The command is tar
Quote: (original question)***
In other words I want to make a through backup with out searching and locating each and every path/folder/file and symlink.

I am looking forward to all of your input. I realize that one mistake will destroy all of these months work.
This thread is getting a little long. But this is really cool. The original question went unanswered (still). Appreciate all the input. I did ask a question, even if it was confusing, but no one ask me to rephrase. I see what you mean with a lot of the unanswered post and the way questions were ask. I hit the unanswered campaign link to try and answer some myself yesterday. Sorry if I stepped on some emotions, i do understand.

As I stated before in this post: Someone go and answer that thread and lets see if we can get through it. I will be beneficial to others as there is not much on the subject of backups. We all should know how properly backup our systems. All of this means nothing if we loose it all.

Thanks for all your feedback.
 
Old 07-19-2010, 11:11 AM   #22
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<rant>
Grrrrrrrr!
This has got to be the worst forum! I search and search and constantly get no where. So many questions asked.....so many unanswered questions. Admins and moderators: Do you people not step in and answer questions when you see that there is no response? You run a forum here intended to help the Linux community get answers to questions. The only ones that get answers are simple answers to simple questions, but when a difficult problem arises the questions go (many) unanswered. At least try would you?
</rave>
When you say "the original question went unanswered", one would assume that you meant the original post (quoted above.) I'd say that it was answered very well.

Your next move might logically be to post an apology.

Another option would be to refrain from further posting in this thread, and simply post in the appropriate forum whatever technical questions you have.

Good luck with whatever you decide.....
 
Old 07-19-2010, 11:27 AM   #23
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When you say "the original question went unanswered", one would assume that you meant the original post (quoted above.)
I'm pretty sure he meant the "little example" he linked to in post #10.
 
Old 07-19-2010, 11:37 AM   #24
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I'm pretty sure he meant the "little example" he linked to in post #10.
Perhaps, but that's not what he said.....
 
Old 07-19-2010, 12:12 PM   #25
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Example has been answered.
 
Old 07-19-2010, 12:52 PM   #26
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I was in fact referring to the link posted as an example.

To all of you @LQ:

Thank you for sticking with this thread and opening my eyes to see a different angle of LQ. There is a vast amount of very good information on this forum. Your responses have educated me, and given me greater insight. All of your thoughtful hard work is appreciated.

To all who were irritated with my original comment:

I was quick to bitch and HUMBLY apologize.
 
Old 07-19-2010, 01:16 PM   #27
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miller*;
If you have a specific technical question, please start a thread in the appropriate forum. This forum is for suggestions and feedback, and this thread is about your complaint about LQ....
This thread was moved here from its original location and developed into the technical questions. Search keywords have developed here. Hopefully someone doing a search for an issue will fall on this thread and read it before making the same mistake that I made. Good idea to leave it open and let it grow. Thanks pixellany.
 
  


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