Technical support, not general discussions (Was: basic)

Odd iodine at
Wed Feb 3 14:27:41 UTC 2010

Hrishikesh Murali wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Odd <iodine at 
> <mailto:iodine at>> wrote:
>     Geeeze, people. No wonder people are turned away from Linux,with the
>     kind of 'help' they get here. How about some courtesy and flexibility
>     for newcomers? I've seen lots of others asking for this kind of help in
>     the past, without getting this kind of dismissal. Thanks, Amedee, you're
>     a real 'champ'. :-(
> I don't think Amedee was 'absolutely' wrong in posting this, as a matter 
> of fact this is a Ubuntu technical support list.

He was not 'absolutely' wrong, but I still think he should be less
rigid and try to have a heart.

> But at the same time, I don't think 'q0k''s questions were all that 
> 'wrong' to ask in this mailing list. So lets all clear this up, I am 
> guessing 'q0k' has got enough points to start on.

Either that, or he's back to Windows, due to the poor reception here.
But Amedee is just one man, and I really think q0k should ignore
him. Put him in your twit-filter along with Karl.

> 'q0k':
> Please do come back if you have any other queries :) We'll be glad to 
> help. If you feel there is more to discuss on 'Why Ubuntu', it would be 
> good if you posted it on sounder at 
> <mailto:sounder at> (For the sake of following the rules 
> of this mailing list) or post it offline as some people are not very 
> comfortable with discussions like this here.

And some people are a**ho*es.


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