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    Thumbs up Just a note of appreciation to all of you.

    I just wanted to write to you all - every last one of you members on this site who've been so patient with me and other newcomers to Linux distros and needing help learning how to do things.

    I recently went to http://askubuntu.org - and most of the time when I asked questions, a lot of the responses I got were snobbish and rude to things that I needed help with.

    So TL;DR

    Thank you to all of you here at UbuntuForums for being so kind and nice to noobs at Linux.


    Sincerest,

    Alex

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    Re: Just a note of appreciation to all of you.

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    Re: Just a note of appreciation to all of you.

    I too asked a few questions on the askubuntu.com website. Got one reply 9which didn't solve the problem) Other question didn't get one reply, although had over 100 views. I found the site fairly unhelpful, as questions asked quickly went down the list and a few days later were to be found on page 10 or 15 (where no one looks) At least here, you can find your own posts easily and quickly.

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    Re: Just a note of appreciation to all of you.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexOnVinyl View Post
    I just wanted to write to you all - every last one of you members on this site who've been so patient with me and other newcomers to Linux distros and needing help learning how to do things.

    I recently went to http://askubuntu.org - and most of the time when I asked questions, a lot of the responses I got were snobbish and rude to things that I needed help with.

    So TL;DR

    Thank you to all of you here at UbuntuForums for being so kind and nice to noobs at Linux.


    Sincerest,

    Alex

    I too asked a few questions on the askubuntu.com website. Got one reply 9which didn't solve the problem) Other question didn't get one reply, although had over 100 views. I found the site fairly unhelpful, as questions asked quickly went down the list and a few days later were to be found on page 10 or 15 (where no one looks) At least here, you can find your own posts easily and quickly.
    You are welcome.

    I would also point out that there is Live help available on IRC where alot of us members hang out.

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    Re: Just a note of appreciation to all of you.

    +1 to the IRC channels.


    Maybe you could stick around and help out some other "noobs" (don't really like the word) with the same problems if you feel that grateful...

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    Re: Just a note of appreciation to all of you.

    Ask Ubuntu is an amazing resources, but it is prone to the same issues that can be experienced here on the forum as well as on IRC... sometimes the person with the answer you seek isn't available and it is always best to be patient. (Or if patience isn't your strong point then purchase support )


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    Re: Just a note of appreciation to all of you.

    Most of the people who've replied on there have been just flat out Snobs - I'm glad that UbuntuForums is a nicer place. Thank you for that.

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    Re: Just a note of appreciation to all of you.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexOnVinyl View Post
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    I recently went to http://askubuntu.org - and most of the time when I asked questions, a lot of the responses I got were snobbish and rude to things that I needed help with....
    Did you mean http://askubuntu.com/ ?

    I never posted anything on Ask ubuntu, so I don't know how their attitudes or how helpful they are. I did find some questions and their answer to be useful. Specially the correct terminology for Unity

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/10228...ys-ui-elements

    I'm glad that you feel welcome in this forum. We do strive to be as helpful as possible.

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    Re: Just a note of appreciation to all of you.

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuntu27 View Post
    Did you mean http://askubuntu.com/ ?

    I never posted anything on Ask ubuntu, so I don't know how their attitudes or how helpful they are. I did find some questions and their answer to be useful. Specially the correct terminology for Unity

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/10228...ys-ui-elements

    I'm glad that you feel welcome in this forum. We do strive to be as helpful as possible.
    Yeah thats the one, sorry about the typo.

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    Re: Just a note of appreciation to all of you.

    There have been many criticisms of ubuntu forums over the years, but as far as getting help, or having a decent conversation, nothing beats this place. I have been a member of MANY forums, and nothing compares to this place as far as an all-around helpful/accepting/understanding/family friendly/insightful/civil debates/thought provoking/silliness......

    I defy anyone to find a better all around forum.

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