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Postby foekker » Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:53 pm

If you want this brand new forum up and running, you'll have to be MUCH faster in responding to posts. Yes I'm hinting to my coverdisk post. If it'll take 2 days before a linux guru can be bothered to answer a detailed Q about the Mag's coverdisks, then what's the point. It's a very small forum, yes I know it's new, but it's small no matter what. Theres plenty of them out there already, and it's pretty ambitious to think that you can create a new one that'll catch the publics interest. So work harder or fail trying.

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RE: Slow mods = slow forum = dead forum

Postby evilnick » Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:08 pm

I'm not sure what exactly you were expecting?

You wanted someone to respond faster than you could search for the answer yourself, because you misplaced the magazine?

Sorry, but you've been getting plenty of help with your problems...
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RE: Slow mods = slow forum = dead forum

Postby towy71 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:15 pm

whats your beef?
you have been replied to by the guy that compiles the disks and he asked you to post more information which you haven't done.
I realise that English is not your first language but the way you are asking questions does make it hard for any of us to understand!
Any posts giving advice or help are from volunteers giving their time and expertise for free, so please don't abuse us.
I still don't quite understand either of your posts even after looking at them and the magazine in question :shock:
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RE: Slow mods = slow forum = dead forum

Postby nelz » Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:36 pm

Mods help those who help themselves.

You've had several requests for information. Those weren't made simply to pass the time, but to try and find the cause of your problem. If you do not provide thatinformation, it is unlikely anyone will be able to help you.

In addition, you claim to have solved the problem but refuse to pass on that information for anyone else that may need it. it seems you want everyone to fall over themselves to help you, but are unwilling to give anything back.
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RE: Slow mods = slow forum = dead forum

Postby linuxgirlie » Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:59 pm

To be honest, you should realise that these 'mods' write a magazine as well, I have never done it but looking at loads of posts a day and compiling a magazine.....ain't gotta be easy..huh?

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RE: Slow mods = slow forum = dead forum

Postby Hudzilla » Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:44 am

The trained monkeys write the magazine. We sit around playing Crack Attack - banzai!
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Postby foekker » Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:54 pm


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Posted: Apr 13, 2005 - 08:59 PM
To be honest, you should realise that these 'mods' write a magazine as well, I have never done it but looking at loads of posts a day and compiling a magazine.....ain't gotta be easy..huh?


I ask a question, nobody replies for days. I complain and instantly I get flamed, whined at, given excuses for why people can't do their job and now this. A suckup. I couldn't care less for the workload of the employees at Linux Format. I certaintly pay for the mag, and it sure aren't cheap. They get *paid* for doing this work, so who cares if it's easy or not.

If they haven't got the resources to start a Forum and follow it up, then don't start it at all. If you can't do it thoroughly then don't do it all.

Now please suckup a little to me too. I have no Mod power, but I'm good with words. Maybe I can write you something nice the next time.

Your friend for life,

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Posted: Apr 13, 2005 - 12:36 AM
Mods help those who help themselves.

You've had several requests for information. Those weren't made simply to pass the time, but to try and find the cause of your problem. If you do not provide thatinformation, it is unlikely anyone will be able to help you.

In addition, you claim to have solved the problem but refuse to pass on that information for anyone else that may need it. it seems you want everyone to fall over themselves to help you, but are unwilling to give anything back.


If I could help myself I wouldn't need your help. And try to remember that you are dealing with your customers not your Forum users. It's a different approach alltogether.

I was working on providing the information you have requested until I recieved the latest magazine. And what do you know, the DVD is Suse 9.2 noch einmal, but *with* the 64 bit code included this time. Sweet. So instead of working with the last coverdisk, I'll now try the new one instead, and if theres problems ahead, I'll just open a new thread on that disk instead.

Regarding your last section. First, I've asked you for the solution, which actually is copying the text from the magazine, and you haven't done it yourself yet. I now have the magazine, and I fail to see why I *have* to copy the text to the forum just because I asked someone else to do it. If anyone have the same problem, i.e. misplacing the magazine, they will find the solution here: There is no solution, noone can be bothered with copying the text onto the forum. Too bad. Secondly I have already given something back, and that is buying your magazine and by that ensuring that you have a job. So if you could start to treat me like a customer, I'll consider buying more magazines. You are not my Moderator, and I am not your user. You are an employee of a magazine I buy, and you want me to be happy with your magazine and the job you do, so that I'll buy the next one. Your coverdisc and written solutions din't work in the last issue. That is not my fault, and I'm not recieving what I've payed for.

I challenge you to find a 64bit machine and follow your exact instructions from issue 53. Please keep me informed of the progress.

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Posted: Apr 12, 2005 - 10:15 PM
whats your beef?
you have been replied to by the guy that compiles the disks and he asked you to post more information which you haven't done.
I realise that English is not your first language but the way you are asking questions does make it hard for any of us to understand!
Any posts giving advice or help are from volunteers giving their time and expertise for free, so please don't abuse us.
I still don't quite understand either of your posts even after looking at them and the magazine in question
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My english is, as is common with people learning a second language, often better and more grammatical correct than what you usually expect of the native english speaking. However, you will be able to find several errors, misspellings and other details to pick at if your purpose in life is to flame my posts. That includes this one, so get at it boy and impress me with your skills.

I wager that my english is quite understandable and so is my two posts. If you are having severe problems with understanding the questions I so humbly try to ask, I find blaming my english a cheap excuse for your actual lack of intelligence. I suggest you re-read the posts and ask your parents for help in decoding the messages. I'm sure that by combining the efforts of your entire family, you might summon enough brain capacity to grasp the outer lines of my problem. While you're at it, see if you can find a solution to the mounting problem.

Yours sincerely,

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Posted: Apr 12, 2005 - 10:08 PM
I'm not sure what exactly you were expecting?

You wanted someone to respond faster than you could search for the answer yourself, because you misplaced the magazine?

Sorry, but you've been getting plenty of help with your problems...


I'm obviously referring to my other post regarding the coverdiscs. If you'd please take some time to think before you pollute the forum with your useless babble, maybe you'd avoid looking like a complete moron the next time you force upon us your intensely uninteresting point of view.

My best wishes,

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Postby evilnick » Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:25 pm

Secondly I have already given something back, and that is buying your magazine and by that ensuring that you have a job. So if you could start to treat me like a customer, I'll consider buying more magazines. You are not my Moderator, and I am not your user. You are an employee of a magazine I buy, and you want me to be happy with your magazine and the job you do, so that I'll buy the next one.


And so you have. However, nowhere in the magazine does it say that buying it entitles you to some sort of service level agreement for rapid response to questions posed on the forums. Nobody currently gets paid at all for working on this website.
I'm really sorry you had a problem with the disc, but when people did try to help you you just turned rude and abusive. That's probably not the best way to solve your problems. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy future issues of the magazine.
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Postby mugstar » Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:28 pm

OK, I'll bite, although I suspect it's best left ignored...

Foekker, when you signed up these, amongst others, were the terms you agreed to:

"The site editor shall have no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information."

"The site editor shall not be responsible to you in any way for the content that appears on this web site, nor for any error or omission."

"By using this web site or any service provided, you explicitly agree that you shall not:
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Furthermore you also agreed that:
"you acknowledge and agree that the site editor shall have the right (but not obligation), at the site editor's entire discretion, to refuse to publish, or to remove, or to block access to any content you provide, at any time and for any reason, with or without notice."

If I were the admin, I'd lock this post and kick your account.
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Postby towy71 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:48 pm

I don't really know how to reply to you! I did not flame you, I merely pointed out that I did not and still do not understand your question. Please have a look here: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html and I do hope that you calm down a bit we are not your enemy ;)
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Postby foekker » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:02 pm

mugstar wrote:OK, I'll bite, although I suspect it's best left ignored...

Foekker, when you signed up these, amongst others, were the terms you agreed to:

"The site editor shall have no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or inform...
*snip*
...h or without notice."


I never read those. You didn't. Noone else ever will. So don't throw that prefabricated standard agreement BS at me. It probably came with the Forum server and haven't even been changed, or read, by the admins.

mugstar wrote:If I were the admin, I'd lock this post and kick your account.


And that's exactly why you're not Admin. Amazing?

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Postby Flea » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:31 pm

foekker wrote:I never read those. You didn't. Noone else ever will. So don't throw that prefabricated standard agreement BS at me. It probably came with the Forum server and haven't even been changed, or read, by the admins.


wtf dude?! Sorry, but you clicked on the "I agree" button. Its not LXF's fault you didn't read it! A cheap excuse for your actual lack of intelligence perhaps?

In future perhaps you should just stfu and be happy there is a forum at all! Loser.
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Postby mugstar » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:32 pm

foekker wrote:I never read those. You didn't. Noone else ever will. So don't throw that prefabricated standard agreement BS at me. It probably came with the Forum server and haven't even been changed, or read, by the admins.
mugstar wrote:If I were the admin, I'd lock this post and kick your account.


And that's exactly why you're not Admin. Amazing?

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It's kinda obvious _you_ didn't read it.

If _I_ didn't, how come I knew it was there?

I would imagine I'm not an admin because I don't work for, or have any professional connection with the magazine or the publishers.

Same as you, eh?
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Postby phil_m » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:39 pm

foekker wrote:
mugstar wrote:OK, I'll bite, although I suspect it's best left ignored...

Foekker, when you signed up these, amongst others, were the terms you agreed to:

"The site editor shall have no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or inform...
*snip*
...h or without notice."


I never read those. You didn't. Noone else ever will. So don't throw that prefabricated standard agreement BS at me. It probably came with the Forum server and haven't even been changed, or read, by the admins.

f.


You're being remarkably ignorant. The fact that you never read the terms of service doesn't change the fact that you are bound by them if you want to participate on this forum.

As to your original problems, you would have saved yourself an awful lot of bother had you used some common sense. Firstly, your command of English isn't as good as you think. In your original post on this issue, for example, I count no fewer than eleven factual/grammatical errors. Complaining about other people's English is therefore a bit rich: it makes you seem like a bit of a wally.

Secondly, you need to take into account that the website has only just come back online. The vast majority of the old posters are yet to come back and the place will be understandably quiet until that happens. It's unfortunate that you didn't receive a prompt response to your original post but, circumstances being what they are, you have no right to complain about it, much less to start trolling the boards.
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Postby nordle » Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:29 pm

foekker wrote:

If you'd please take some time to think before you pollute the forum with your useless babble, maybe you'd avoid looking like a complete moron the next time you force upon us your intensely uninteresting point of view.

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I can't be the only one who found that really funny :D


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