[ubuntu-za] How to change critical level of battery in Ubuntu 12.04 ? & Is it safe to edit conf files of /etc/laptop-mode/ ?

Robin Bownes robin at bownes.co.za
Mon Sep 10 09:14:32 UTC 2012

Before anyone informs me, I am aware that this could be seen as misuse 
of a thread, but I'm actually just responding to a previous message in 
the thread.

Wesley, Navdeep may not have the same level, or content of knowledge 
that you have concerning netiquette, but I'm sorry to say that the way 
that you spoke to him is just plain rude, and is therefore, in my 
opinion, much worse.

This is meant to be a list where people can get assistance from 
fellow-Ubuntu users, but I must say that my personal experience, which 
I've mentioned before, has too often left me on the end of nastiness, 
rudeness and blatant arrogance. It is my suggestion that those who do 
not want to be of assistance to others, remove themselves from this 
list, thereby improving their own lives and ours.

Much is written on this list, and in many other places about how to 
increase the public usage and acceptance of Ubuntu. My strongest 
suggestion, as it has been before, is to help other users at the level 
at which they require help, rather than beating them up over relatively 
inconsequential netiquette issues, or telling them that they'll only be 
helped once they've found the answer themselves on Google, or any of the 
other similarly rude and unhelpful responses that I've experienced and 
seen on this list.

After approximately 5-years of using Ubuntu as my operating system of 
choice (on all computers in my home & office), I must unfortunately say, 
in spite of Ubuntu's "community" claims, that I continue to use Ubuntu 
in spite of, not because of responses I have received from this list and 
others within the Ubuntu community. Three of my clients (that I know of) 
that I converted to Ubuntu, and to whom I recommended this list for 
support, have actually reverted to Microsoft, not because they didn't 
like the software, but because they were treated so rudely by members of 
this list.

I hope that those in control of this list will take this problem 
seriously, although they never seem to have done so in the past, and 
I've had no response to my previous mentions of this problem.

In summary - Great software, but too often, a lousy attitude.

On 09/09/2012 02:25 PM, Wesley Werner wrote:
> Hi Navdeep
> Please stop cross posting on multiple lists. It is bad netiquette, as 
> is recreating new threads and shouting with exclamation.
> Try researching your issue online, then if you still need help, tell 
> the list what you have tried to fix your problem with relevant links 
> or commands.
> Now please go study for your internet license [1].
> [1]: www.gweep.ca/~edmonds/usenet/ml-etiquette.html 
> <http://www.gweep.ca/%7Eedmonds/usenet/ml-etiquette.html>

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