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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds like a good idea, but i'd say if you don't know the answer don't post a useless comment.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One other problem is the fact that a number of those threads are not in english. And since some people don't speak the different languages (or some non-english speakers don't speak english) that creates a communication barrier. I, personally, speak Ukrainian, ok German and Russian. I'd be happy to translate stuff so that others may get the help that they need. Ya'll jus hafta holer ;) .
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have learnt many things through the forums. I now scan the un-answered threads and if i know the answer i'll reply
After so many gentoo users have helped me< i am really glad that I can help back (as long as it's simple :lol: )
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what everyone is going to do about threads with 0 replies when they can't be replied to.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
I wonder what everyone is going to do about threads with 0 replies when they can't be replied to.


Keep motivating this initiative! I guess _you_ will answer them. :P
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a way to filter out those messages in locked boards (Dustbin, Announce...) and those with SOLVED in the subject?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like a deal
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have learned a lot by going to the unanswered posts and trying to answer, because the ones that I do not know usually get answered and I keep following them. Plus it gives you a great feeling to know that you helped someone with an annoying or worse problem. :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger that. Ready and willing to answer =).
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it possible to view only unanswered posts in a special language :?:
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sven-tek wrote:
is it possible to view only unanswered posts in a special language :?:


You can try this.
1. Click here to use Google's Translator
2. Select the language that you want to translate from and to.
3. Fill in the "Translate a web page" feild with the unanswered post url
4. press the translate button.

Click here to translate from English to French

Obviously it is too complicated to translate Every language to French since the web app would have to descern what language each post is written in and translate it accordingly.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deepthought wrote:
And where, please, can I (after adopting a whole mass of unanswered posts) register to increase my personal AdoptiCount (tm) value?


I'll tell you what. I talked with the forum administrators and they agreed that for every unanswered post you reply to, they will increase your "Posts" value by 1. There, are you happy? :D

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only answer posts if you think you can help
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sven-tek wrote:
only answer posts if you think you can help


Oh, sorry. Please increase the sarcasm modifier on my previous post by 10 points.

I just found this thread today, have started answering unanswered posts, and have added this topic to my sig.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unanswered [SOLVED] posts seem to show up quite often in the unanwered list because the orgininal author merely edits his original post with the solution instead of replying.

What does everyone think would be the best course of action for this type of post?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O.k. I try to be helpful when I have some spare time. Is there a way I can filter for stuff I actually know about?

For example, I'm somewhat samba savvy, so I'd like to search for Unanswered Posts regarding samba

How can I do that? (and if this is a stupid question, or I'm a stupid person, I apologize in advance)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

throck wrote:
Unanswered [SOLVED] posts seem to show up quite often in the unanwered list because the orgininal author merely edits his original post with the solution instead of replying.

What does everyone think would be the best course of action for this type of post?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trickypicky75 wrote:
O.k. I try to be helpful when I have some spare time. Is there a way I can filter for stuff I actually know about?

For example, I'm somewhat samba savvy, so I'd like to search for Unanswered Posts regarding samba

How can I do that? (and if this is a stupid question, or I'm a stupid person, I apologize in advance)

Just go the the search page and try to find relevant threads. The presence of replies doesn't necessarily mean a question is solved.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a lonely nearly 3 years old post ...
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-261359-highlight-e2800.html
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lesourbe wrote:
a lonely nearly 3 years old post ...
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-261359-highlight-e2800.html


No, that post is only a week shy of its 1 year birthday.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

coriolan wrote:
lesourbe wrote:
a lonely nearly 3 years old post ...
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-261359-highlight-e2800.html


No, that post is only a week shy of its 1 year birthday.


oops I looked at the member profile : Joined: 30 Dec 2002 ...

what a noob I am ...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:23 am    Post subject: Goooood!!! Reply with quote

Great idea! I have already begun. This will make the greatest fora even better!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try as much as I can to search the forums when I am looking for the answer to a question or a problem I am having. The search feature, especially the Quick Search in the upper right hand corner, likes to drop much of what you are using for search terms. It'll drop words, drop dots, dashes, endings, parts of words, etc.

It is difficult to search the forums when the search function doesn't like your search terms. Granted I/we could use Google to search the forums, it would be nice to not have to go outside of the forums to do our searching. That's just my opinion. Maybe I just don't know what I'm doing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea to keep gentoo forum the best.
found this from guru's signiture, let me put that into my signiture just to remind myself or others.
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