View Full Version : Concerned about help/advice given by ********

July 17th, 2007, 09:24 PM
As many of the Admins may or may not know, I entered many reports against posts by ******** for what I feel to be bad/unhelpful advice. Yesterday, I PM'd PriceChild with my concern and he suggested I report the posts.

I've really only noticed ******** around here over the last month, but his profile says he joined in January. Also, I realize that English isn't his native language, but I believe this to be more than a language barrier issue.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=502224 <---suggests to use feisty repo in gutsy
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=501698 <---same as above
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=497193 <---same as above again.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=501875 <---I'm on the fence on this one, his advice is very incomplete, if not bad.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=500580 <---once again, incomplete if not bad

I accumulated those with just a quick look through his Posts page. I'm not claiming that I've always been perfect with advice and I can even think of a few instances where I was wrong. I also took those opportunities to learn form my mistakes, something ******** doesn't seem to be doing.

I would just like to be sure that as the community grows, the level of help and advice remains at a high level.

Thanks for the consideration.


July 17th, 2007, 10:22 PM
For the admins:

July 18th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Apparently ******** isn't accepting PMs anymore, so this is a response to two PMs he sent me:

I don't remember you making a post that made me mad, and this isn't revenge. I posted as a concerned forum member because you were giving bad advice.

Whether you warned them first or not is irrelevant. You're doing nothing but encouraging a bad practice. As the Ubuntu community continues to grow at such a rapid pace, it's imperative that experienced forum members make sure they give the best advice and help they can to the beginners.

The security and stability of Ubuntu and Linux in general depend greatly on a number of factors. Two of those factors are using the correct distro/version specific repos AND using only official repos. Third-party repos should only be used as a last resort as the vast majority of needed packages are already found within the official repos.

July 18th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Ok, things are getting ridiculous now. He's PMing me but isn't accepting PMs and his signature is a link to this thread saying:

someone is trying to ******** me,i don't know what is his problem with me.but please,if anybody mad or feel uncomfortable with my post,please directly send private msg..thanks

July 18th, 2007, 10:04 PM
Personally I think you need to drop it and stop picking on ******** There are 1000's of users that post here daily and its a open forum, some advice might be better then other advice you can't really police that. I think its best to just move on.

I'm not sure what resolution you want here, but I will offer you a warning to stop harassing ********

July 19th, 2007, 02:31 AM
I respect your decision and thank you for your consideration. Also, I apologize for any problem caused.

July 19th, 2007, 09:32 AM
I am removing the specific users name from all the posts in this thread. It is still recorded in the staff area, but I can't see any reason to have him potentially subjected to public humiliation.