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Old 04-09-2002, 11:05 PM   #1
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references to other other sites


hello,
i have been hanging out on boards such as this for a few years and I am wondering if there is any policy against refering people to other threads/help files at other sites? I am asking because I personally don't like refering people to other sites because it just seems a bit disrespectful - e.g.

'hey - check out this other site because it has better answers'

i am probably being to polite...
 
Old 04-09-2002, 11:21 PM   #2
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I don't see no reason for it being wrong, just maybe a occasional "hey check out this site" might do, but I wouldn't try to persuade people to leave this site.
I myself have even gone to other sites to check them out, but this site has everything I need in a Linux type forum. If you have enough posts, been hanging out awhile, are a member and such then there is no problem.
Now if you just post once saying hey, go to this forum.. nah, we don't like that.

Now even besides forums, there are tons of help sites out there, documentation and howto's out there, I refer people all the time if they have a problem that is clearly answered somewhere else.
 
Old 04-09-2002, 11:25 PM   #3
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oh - i would certainly not attempt to pursuade anyone to leave this site.

also - can the person who posts edit his/her own posts? i am a reel bed speeler
 
Old 04-09-2002, 11:36 PM   #4
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You can edit your own posts by clicking the edit button in the lower right side of your post. As for the posting of other sites: As trickykid said, if you have a fair amount of posts and are refering to an ontopic useful link I have no objection at all. I don't on the other hand care too much for someones first post being "Hey, check out MY linux forum".

--jeremy
 
Old 04-09-2002, 11:36 PM   #5
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yeah you should be able to edit your own posts.. if you spell or want to add something to your post.
edit button lower right hand side of each of your posts.

see, had to edit since jeremy beat me to my response..
 
Old 04-10-2002, 12:33 AM   #6
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Hi pb

Good to see ya here d00d
 
Old 04-10-2002, 12:34 AM   #7
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Thanks Jeremy and TrickyKid - here is a post in whcih I refered another site:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=18070

it is a reference to a site which i have spent much time and wrote a few mini-howtos (aka Plain English Tutorials).
 
Old 04-10-2002, 12:48 AM   #8
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I think a have a thread detailing a kernel install around here, but that refernce was fine. You should be writing stuff like that for LinuxQuestions. Which brings up a good point. There are a few things in the works that will require a TON of work. If anyone is willing to do things like this drop me an email. I will start collecting tutorials, how-to's, etc. so that when the system is in place we already have a few quality items in there. This is clearly becoming more neccessary and I will bump it up in priority on the TODO.

--jeremy
 
Old 04-10-2002, 01:27 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by jeremy
I think a have a thread detailing a kernel install around here, but that refernce was fine. You should be writing stuff like that for LinuxQuestions. Which brings up a good point. There are a few things in the works that will require a TON of work. If anyone is willing to do things like this drop me an email. I will start collecting tutorials, how-to's, etc. so that when the system is in place we already have a few quality items in there. This is clearly becoming more neccessary and I will bump it up in priority on the TODO.

--jeremy
This is something I was going to ask anyhow, as far as having a section with how-to and mini documentation, with the fact that I would enjoy writing one or two myself. Please feel free to write me and let me know what your plans are Jeremy, i'll do whatever is in my knowledge to help out.
 
Old 04-10-2002, 09:21 AM   #10
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most sites dont care as long as you dont try to get people to leave, after all, this is a free service and it isnt really competing against any sites that i know of. then again im just a here. heh. anyways, sites like www.animeacademy.com that lock any thread that is a bit spammy or off topic (even in their misc. section ). pbharris: its just like lno and ljr for most of these sites.
 
Old 04-10-2002, 11:20 AM   #11
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Hi TeRG!!

ah i am thinking too much about it - it is all of the good of the community


oh - yea - if ya wnat any help Jeremy feel free to ask

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