[CentOS] Help me

Sun Aug 31 08:58:57 UTC 2008
Sadaruwan Samaraweera <slinuxworld at gmail.com>

thx every much trying to get me on to the right track and I apologize for
being such an ass. Sorry again yes I made a big mistake. I was under lot of
pressure in my private life so I think that might have come over me.
Sadaruwan Samaraweera

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 10:19 PM, William L. Maltby <
CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 12:00 +0530, Sadaruwan Samaraweera wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >  Yes I know what your saying ok! I didn't ask him any descent question
> > but I gave a solution based on my experience. So why hell r u guy's
> > coming after me
> First, don't get offended. If you've been on any/many lists for awhile,
> you'll know that time is at a premium for many of the participants and
> they tend to give short answers. *And* when someone gives "definitive"
> answers based on (possibly incorrect) assumptions (like the problem is
> similar to yours, equipment similar to yours, net setup similar, ...)
> they are quick to jump in because those answers may lead to severe
> damage to the recipient. Sometimes immediate harm, sometimes longer-term
> difficulty.
> Because of those risks, it is important to try to fully understand (to a
> *reasonable* extent, for the time expended) the nature of a problem, its
> operational environment, various constraints that may be in place, etc.,
> before offering solutions that may be tried. That is why, if you follow
> the lists on *good* sites like CentOS, you will often see (I'll
> exaggerate now) "My network card doesn't work! Help" followed by various
> types of responses saying, essentially, something like "We need more
> information" and those responses may ask specific questions.
> Solving many technical problems can be difficult even in a hands-on
> situation, it's inordinately more difficult to do remotely. As with
> *any* resolution process, the first step is to identify the *problem*,
> *not* the *symptoms*. Symptoms are clues pointing to the problem. Ergo,
> sufficient, but *not* excessive information is a necessity.
> *Experienced* people know this and will quickly try to help *educate*
> those who don't seem to know this, whether is is the person with the
> problem or one responding to the OP.
> That's why we are "coming after you". The problem is not "we are coming
> after you", the problem is that both the OP and you seem to have been
> extremely casual in the problem resolution process and that engenders a
> high degree of risk to the OP and none for you. Further it wastes the
> valuable time of those who might try to help, both in reading the
> original request for help (and then having to ask for even the most
> basic pertinent information) and in reading replies that may be offered
> that pose excessive risk to those who might use the offered solutions.
> So, "education" is in order so that *all* may benefit, including the OP,
> the folks who reply and even just those who have to wade through som
> many useless posts (and post of the type being discussed ar, at best,
> useless).
> As long as no one is completely crude, rude and unattractive in their
> replies (not always the case), you should take no offense.
> My suggestion is you thicken your skin, contribute as you can and desire
> to, with *due* *care*, and learn from others as we *all* learn from
> others on this list.
> > and as you said in the world of IT there are lot of perhaps OK buddy.
> I don't know what you mean by this.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Sadaruwan
> I won't even mention top posting or failure to snip text not needed. ;-)
> > <snip>
> --
> Bill
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