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    FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    If "How do I ask a Question" had been in the FAQ, it would have saved me hours. So, would that be a reasonable suggestion to make?
    Phil
    PS - sorry if this all seems needlessly circular...

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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    What exactly do you mean?

    We have this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=726219

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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    The form's menu bar contains a drop down menu called Forum Help which in turns contains an entry Forum FAQ.

    Now, if you want to be tedious, there is no obvious way for the question "How do I ask a question" to be a Frequently Asked Question.

    The Guide to the forum's features - useful as it is - can not be reached from the Forum's FAQ. There is no navigation path from the FAQ to the Guide.

    I would read the OP as a suggestion the place either the Guide or a link to the Guide into the FAQ thread.

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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    Is there a clear answer on how to ask a question or is it part of a windows update to come? Seems incredibly hidden.

    There seems to be an almost intentional effort to make it hard to get help. And if I knew anything about the guts of Ubuntu would I need to ask a question?

    For someone: firefox 3.5 started it, i think. Update triangle comes several times a day and usually doesn't show any updates needed.

    GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 4874D3686E80C6B7Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080702.1)/dists/hardy/main/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
    Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080702.1)/dists/hardy/restricted/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
    Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. I'll try google, it usually works, but if someone has an answer, I'd sure appreciate it.

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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    Quote Originally Posted by amudman View Post
    Is there a clear answer on how to ask a question or is it part of a windows update to come? Seems incredibly hidden.

    There seems to be an almost intentional effort to make it hard to get help. And if I knew anything about the guts of Ubuntu would I need to ask a question?

    For someone: firefox 3.5 started it, i think. Update triangle comes several times a day and usually doesn't show any updates needed.

    GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net jaunty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 4874D3686E80C6B7Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080702.1)/dists/hardy/main/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
    Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080702.1)/dists/hardy/restricted/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
    Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. I'll try google, it usually works, but if someone has an answer, I'd sure appreciate it.
    Try this
    |>[HowTo] Bump The BUMP Thread<||>Stats<||>19k<||>23k<||>26k<||>34k<||>37k<||>38k<||>39k<||>40k<|

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    Backups are usually a good thing unless it's a sewer.

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    Re: FAQ - How do I ask a Question

    im a newb and...well how should i put this -___-
    how do i post a question? i mean come on there should be a POST QUESTION BUTTON or something

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