|> : (Rich Gortatowsky) writes:
|> : |
|> : | For all the Linux groups on USENET one would figure someone would respond
|> : | w/ an answer to my problems. But for two weeks, I post & post & post and
|> : | nothing.
|> : Gee, let's recap. You're rude, obnoxious, and insulting. You come
|> : across like the penultimate jerk. Then, you wonder why no one wants
|> : to help you.
|> : Hmmm... That's a puzzle, alright.
|> Why? Because I dont sing the praises of Linux?
|> I see people all over these linux forums asking for assistance and all I
|> generally keep seeing is no help for them.
How do you know? Many questions get answered by e-mail. I tend
to answer a couple per day.
|> I call it the way I see it.
|> Because I point out this fact I am the rude, obnoxious and insulting?
Yes. This is not an advocacy group. If your needs aren't being
met by Linux, feel free to go elsewhere. Please do not start
responding to every question with "yes, Linux is shit, you should
look elsewhere". This is not helpful, especially when the person
has an easily remedied problem.
|> Where was I rude? Did I call anyone rude? I think you did
|> Obnoxious? As in stating that Linux is a mish-mosh of code?
|> Insulting? As in MacIntosh .vs. PC wars that still maintain to this day.
Please take it to an advocacy group. That's what they are for.
|> I have posted some 5-6 messages w/JUST the facts as to my problem.
Must have missed them.
|> One person responded whom I just emailed. Thats over two / three weeks time.
|> But the MOMENT, THE INSTANT I state that Linux is not gods answer to a decent
|> free/stable operating system, all these fine (better than I) people start
|> calling me names.... Ah... Bliss.
That is not what you did. You started answering other people's
questions with comments to the effect that it is all shit and
they should give it up. Not at all the same thing as pointing
out a flaw, now is it?
Now, if you want help, please describe your problem in more
detail than "it doesn't work, it is shit, it is a mismash".
Error messages, symptoms, versions of software, hardware
configuration, whatever. If you can refrain from calling names
for a while, someone _might_ be able to help. "Networking does
not work" is insufficient unless you want to pay me to come over
and fix it on site.
If the help you get is not good enough, and you don't think Linux
is for you, then that's ok. But there is no need to hang around
here telling everyone what shit it is. It just makes you look,
well, rude and obnoxious.
Bob Hauck Wasatch Communcations Group