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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby eric1959 » 2011-08-31 14:00

ComputerBob wrote:I hope that someone in these forums' leadership is keeping track of how many new, one-message "members" are adding short, pointless comments to this old and popular thread.

They look to me like spammers' placeholder messages, waiting for the spammers to come back and add spam hyperlinks to them later.


I doubt any of the admins care.....Please correct me if I'm wrong. Just have a look at the profiles of these so called new members and registered users online, so many are obvious spammers.
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby ComputerBob » 2011-08-31 14:16

I don't have time to check whether the one-message, new users' profiles were deleted, but someone just deleted all of those one-message placeholders -- just a few minutes after I posted my message about them, above.
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby eric1959 » 2011-08-31 14:34

ComputerBob wrote:I don't have time to check whether the one-message, new users' profiles were deleted, but someone just deleted all of those one-message placeholders -- just a few minutes after I posted my message about them, above.

That's the spam hunter's job, but he can't nuke these accounts....why not if I may ask ? This way it is like dweilen met de kraan open. :wink:
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby ivanovnegro » 2011-08-31 14:40

I have to say at least that one of the mods just deleted two spammers I reported even if I reported more. I also do not know what is happening ultimateley, it seems we recieve only spammers as new members. Something really has to be done against this. This thread is one of the many affected by spam posts. Almost all threads I am subscribed to are invaded also by spammers. The last spammer even duplicated my posting like he/she was helping others of course with a signature pointing to advertisement.
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby eric1959 » 2011-08-31 14:53

The last spammer even duplicated my posting like he/she was helping others of course with a signature pointing to advertisement.

Shoot the dirty bastards !
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby ivanovnegro » 2011-08-31 15:10

^ :lol:
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby eric1959 » 2011-09-15 10:14

camera2000 wrote:Its been a big learning curve for this 52 year old but Living without Windows and Loving linux for 3 years now.doubt any of the admins care.....Please correct me if I'm wrong. Just have a look at the profiles of these so called new members and registered users online, so many are obvious spammers.

The only thing that can be done by us users is to report spam posts....
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby ooseven » 2012-02-18 11:02

kman wrote:I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to linux but when i try to convince people to try a linux distro , i tell them that if they like mac then they would be more comfortable with gnome and if you are a windows familiar person you would be more comfortable with kde3 (xp like) and kde4 ( vista or windows 7 like). I prefer kde but also like gnome ok, especially if it comes down to having to use a MS or Apple product. i love Linux ( Debian base mostly) and hope to never go back to the dark side.


thought this would interest you ...

gnome. xfce and lxde soon , to follow


http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/openso ... ag=nl.e011
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby /tmp » 2012-02-20 21:15

If something isn't working and you've tried every known solution, take a break for a little while to cool off. That way, you will be able to approach it later with a fresh, even-headed perspective.
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby BK2 » 2012-07-21 23:37

Has this thread turned into a thread about spam or are suggestions still on the table?
If so, I think some kind of logical flow-chart linking the filesystem would be handy. For example, the links between fstab, mtab, /dev, /mnt, /media, /udev. I think I'm just now getting my head around it. I have had to read about this again and again; visuals are easier to remember. I would be willing to start it myself if I am not talking nonsense and this could be meaningful if done.
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby caduceus » 2012-08-06 20:14

i originally saved this for another post. yet when i came back to that post it had 115 reply`s and was locked.

Release Notes for Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (squeeze), 32-bit PC
http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/ ... ase-notes/
5.4. Security status of web browsers

Debian 6.0 includes several browser engines which are affected by a steady stream of security vulnerabilities. The high rate of vulnerabilities and partial lack of upstream support in the form of long term branches make it very difficult to support these browsers with backported security fixes. Additionally, library interdepencies make it impossible to update to newer upstream releases. As such, browsers built upon the qtwebkit and khtml engines are included in Squeeze, but not covered by full security support. We will make an effort to track down and backport security fixes, but in general these browsers should not be used against untrusted websites.

For general web browser use we recommend browsers building on the Mozilla xulrunner engine (Iceweasel and Iceape), browsers based on the Webkit engine (e.g. Epiphany) or Chromium. Xulrunner has had a history of good backportability for older releases over the previous release cycles.

Chromium —while built upon the Webkit codebase— is a leaf package, i.e. if backporting becomes no longer feasible, there's still the possibility of upgrading to a later upstream release (which is not possible for the webkit library itself).

Webkit is supported by upstream with a long term maintenance branch.
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby gnu2debian » 2013-01-07 03:03

Typing in really long paragraphs without breaking up your sentences does not make your post easy to read. Try to break up your thoughts into paragraphs
That may be the case, but most teachers in compostion will tell you that a well composed section of prose might indeed require more than one or two sentences in a long paragraph to effectually convey a compelling and complete thought. I have no problem simplifying my statements for those who request clarification, but I refuse to "dumb-down" my posts for those who are too lazy (and/or ignorant) to read between "imaginary" paragraphical spaces!
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby Randicus » 2013-01-07 03:25

Posting a technical question is not an exercise in composing literature. The purpose is to provide information, not to convey a thought or feeling. To that end, short and descriptive statements that contain information needed to solve a problem are best. Often, providing information in point-form is desirable. (As opposed to eloquent flowing prose.)
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby /tmp » 2013-02-12 18:25

If you're like me -- and I know I sure am -- you have been wanting to get audio over HDMI for some time.
Doing so in the past was only possible while using the proprietary driver from NVIDIA; now it is possible to do so with the Free Software Nouveau driver.

This is now possible but will require you to compile and build your own Linux kernel using the latest stable release found at kernel.org.
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Re: Tips from our Members

Postby wtfmobutu » 2013-05-29 02:17

It seems harder at first but an Expert Install is actually easier. To any question you don't know the answer, just hit enter. Don't allow root log-in and you get sudo set-up nice and easy.

If you're coming from Debian-based-but-not-Debian like Mint or Ubuntu, you might want to dual-boot while you get to know your way around. Debian can be difficult - mainly because it asks questions to which you don't know the answer - but unlike Arch it's not a moving target. So, get to know it at your own pace. You've got all the time in the world.
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