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Postby Bazza » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:44 pm

Did you know that there are more topics inside the "Help" forum than in
all of the other forums put together!?!

Now wasn`t that informative eh! ;oD
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:58 pm

I blame the Fishy one.
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Re: A bit of useless information. ;o)

Postby PCNetSpec » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:13 pm

Bazza wrote:Did you know that there are more topics inside the "Help" forum than in
all of the other forums put together!?!

Now wasn`t that informative eh! ;oD


Are we supposed to infer something from that?
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Re: A bit of useless information. ;o)

Postby Rhakios » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:06 pm

PCNetSpec wrote:
Bazza wrote:Did you know that there are more topics inside the "Help" forum than in
all of the other forums put together!?!

Now wasn`t that informative eh! ;oD


Are we supposed to infer something from that?


As the information is "useless", I would say not.
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Postby Dutch_Master » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:26 am

Actually it's quite useful! It says the help section is actually doing what it's supposed to do: providing a platform for helping Linux related questions... :D Moreover, it also proves, beyond any reasonable doubt, that Linux forums, and this one in particular, are not snowed under with unrelated banter like the cr*p we're used to see from other forums populated with cr*p like we're used to see from 1sf (troll) :roll:

Now that's a different twist, ain'it? ;)
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Postby PCNetSpec » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:59 am

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Postby Rhakios » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:48 am

Dutch_Master wrote:Now that's a different twist, ain'it? ;)


Conversely, it could be telling us that Discussion isn't encouraging people to discuss Linux related matters, Announcements doesn't have anything worthwhile to announce, Programming is devoid of programmers, etc..

Or merely that people don't know how to use the search function to find answers that have already been provided.

A deeper analysis would be required to actually tell us anything useful.
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Postby nelz » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:17 am

Or it could be telling us that Linux is so rubbish that people have to continually ask for help to be able to get it to work :(
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Postby towy71 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:26 am

I think it tells us that that most leading computer suppliers are more interested in money, selling expensive buggy software, than making computing a better experience for end users
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Postby Marrea » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:54 pm

nelz wrote:Or it could be telling us that Linux is so rubbish that people have to continually ask for help to be able to get it to work :(

I'm sure you meant that as a bit tongue in cheek, but the argument can be applied to any operating system. Just look at how many Windows help forums there are!

For many people (the vast majority?) computers unfortunately are simply far too complicated for their own good. Time and time again I have to listen to my husband complain that they should be like a light switch, you just flick the switch and it works. And the number of times I hear him sigh "What is it doing now? Why is it doing this? It shouldn't do this. It's rubbish". And this is on Windows, which as we all know "just works"!

I wander across and usually sort out whatever the supposed problem is in two shakes of a lamb's tail but then I have a lot more computer experience than him and far more curiosity and interest in problem solving which in a perverse sort of way I find quite fun. But I can understand his frustration and surely it shouldn't be like this.
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Postby heiowge » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:57 pm

Rhakios wrote:Conversely, it could be telling us that Discussion isn't encouraging people to discuss Linux related matters, Announcements doesn't have anything worthwhile to announce, Programming is devoid of programmers, etc..


Are you saying I should post more pics of my newer cube mods then? :lol:
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