cpoakes wrote:And suggesting that users with repetitive questions be reported to the volunteer moderators is a colossal waste of their time,
cpoakes wrote:not to mention the reinforcement of an authoritarian rather than cooperative culture.
alansmithee wrote:There is also an expectation that when encountering a post that violates the rules, one should report the post to the staff, not take it upon one's self to censure the poster.
v&n wrote:..and lmgtfy/JFGI is in no way a 'cooperative culture'. These may not always be in an insulting sense, but they are not constructive either. Even a single line - "what have you tried so far" would be a much better answer. At least it would start building the thread in a constructive manner.
milomak wrote:but how do i mount an ntfs drive is a jfgi/lmgtfy response i reckon.
If you really want to prove how snarky and obnoxious you are, post the url of a useful search at lmgtfy.com. Everybody knows about google,
Everybody knows about google,
jsalpha2 wrote:.. It is a type of cyber bullying.
Cyberbullying: Intentional and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.
johnc0123456789 wrote:How about this. What if your mother decided to try out debian and had some questions about it? Maybe she would be overwhelmed and show up at the forum. She would read the stickies about what to do before posting a question, follow the advice, and most of the time she would be able to find an old thread on this or another website.
johnc0123456789 wrote:Garry, I assure you that my creating this thread was not just to stir the pot.
I got my degree in computer science...
What if your mother...
And to those who have questioned whether posting responses to a topic raises its pagerank, I can't prove my assertion... pagerank isn't an open source algorithm.
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