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This forum is FRIENDLY....

Post by Pat D » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:50 am

I have, like everyone, had to sign up for access to a lot of information, and sometimes it's been a waste of time. Sometimes it's obviously an info rip-off, sometimes it's just a flat out waste of time.
Some tech-help forums are OK, some are absolutely poisonous.

This place is downright convivial. I'd much rather spend my time here (and similar places) than on all those "social" sites. Thank you, everybody who comes here.

I get great entertainment, as I sit here with the moment's choice of drink and smoke. And I'm learning HUGELY.

When I win the lottery I'm going to open a "Linux Mint" pub down the street!!

:) :) :) :) :)

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Post by orschiro » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:51 am

When I win the lottery I'm going to open a "Linux Mint" pub down the street!!
The Linux Mint headquarter pub in Ireland. :D

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Post by jimallyn » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:18 am

Pat D wrote:This place is downright convivial. I'd much rather spend my time here (and similar places) than on all those "social" sites.
I spend several hours here every day. Yep, it's a pretty nice place to be.
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Post by Thaddeus-maximus » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:58 pm

agreed! i don't usually have technical questions as i consider myself a safe/sane computer user, lol but when i do have issues i come here. my new years resolution is to try to be more active on the forums either for laughs or helping others 8)

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Post by all41 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:58 pm

The world is divided by race, gender, politics, religion, geography, and idealism.
This forum is a refreshing retreat.
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Post by Jim Hauser » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:58 am

As a relative newcomer (4 years) with Linux Mint I can only answer a small handful of user questions. However, I still like to visit here daily just to read the new posts.

Not only have I learned quite a bit I have also made many new friends.

The only thing that bothers me about this forum is any post by Wharf Rat. I keep squashing that little bug on the monitor and have to clean the screen almost daily! :-)

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Post by Pjotr » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:13 am

Jim Hauser wrote:The only thing that bothers me about this forum is any post by Wharf Rat. I keep squashing that little bug on the monitor and have to clean the screen almost daily! :-)
What bug? I always eradicate all annoying moving avatars / signatures by means of my ad blocker. :mrgreen:
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Post by sphyrth » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:42 am

You could always count the few heated disagreements that manage to slip out the moderators' sight... that is if you're fast enough to get involved in it.
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Post by Rayser » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:48 am

I like this forum.

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Post by BG405 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:35 pm

Friendly indeed! It certainly adds to the appeal of Linux Mint & is effectively the opposite of a "cache-22" situation; active, friendly Forum + great OS & choice of Desktop Environments != some of the others I've encountered, which are probably destined to stay in the shadows just because of their relative obscurity, sadly (in some cases anyway) for their devs.

There are bad apples in every truckload but few & far between here. For those, there's *PLONK* :mrgreen:

It's also a good reason why I recommend Linux Mint to potential Windows refugees.
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Post by Termy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:42 am

I like it, too. :) I remember trying out the Peppermint board a while back; I was not impressed. Even the moderators -- hell, even the developers were immature and rude; it actually was enough to put me off Peppermint completely; if I can't trust them to be adults on the board, how in God's name can I trust their distribution?! I mean, sure, every community has their bad apples, but by far this is my favorite board for Linux, with a very large pool of people with whom I can share my knowledge and chat about Linux and shell programming. :D
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Post by JerryF » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:00 pm

I agree with you Pat D!
IF AND WHEN your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

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Post by Portreve » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:53 pm

Just remember, in the Bearded Spock universe, everyone treats everyone else with exceptional meanness and cruelty on the LM Forum.
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Post by sammiev » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:13 pm

I very much enjoy coming to this site and all the folks here. :wink:

Enjoy a few other sites but not very many of them are friendly to beginners.

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Post by majpooper » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:29 pm

I would have probably left Unbuntu for LM anyway but the Ubuntu forum had maddeningly inconsistent moderators , at least 5 or 6 years ago. They seemed to let flame wars, rudeness and insults go while and then nit picked the tiniest perceived infraction. Anyway I haven't been back in years - every issue large and small I have ever had from how to configure RAID 0 to how to remove previews from the panel I have had answered here - even when I have been a bit slow or dense the responses have always been friendly and helpful.

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Post by sammiev » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:39 pm

majpooper wrote:I would have probably left Unbuntu for LM anyway but the Ubuntu forum had maddeningly inconsistent moderators , at least 5 or 6 years ago. They seemed to let flame wars, rudeness and insults go while and then nit picked the tiniest perceived infraction. Anyway I haven't been back in years - every issue large and small I have ever had from how to configure RAID 0 to how to remove previews from the panel I have had answered here - even when I have been a bit slow or dense the responses have always been friendly and helpful.
I gave up my membership there a few years back and a week later closed my account.

Don't need either to read the forums. :D

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Post by Pat D » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:18 pm

"orange" you glad you left?? :lol: :lol:

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Post by BaltyRaven » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:56 pm

I'm glad that this site exists because Linux is a great alternative if you still want to use one of your old computers. Especially for my other Dell Inspiron desktop that I sadly took apart, since I thought it was busted in 2015. However, I did take it out for good measure. Along with using its RAM stick for my main Windows desktop, making it a total of 8GB of memory. The case would never be used again, since I cut out some of the cables and the power supply. However, if I had a new experimental computer, I would have used its old DVD burner drive and hard drive to power it up. Maybe I'll use it as a Linux desktop.
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Post by Arch_Enemy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:18 pm

Pat D wrote:"orange" you glad you left?? :lol: :lol:
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One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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Post by Arch_Enemy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:22 pm

Pat D wrote:I have, like everyone, had to sign up for access to a lot of information, and sometimes it's been a waste of time. Sometimes it's obviously an info rip-off, sometimes it's just a flat out waste of time.
Some tech-help forums are OK, some are absolutely poisonous.

This place is downright convivial. I'd much rather spend my time here (and similar places) than on all those "social" sites. Thank you, everybody who comes here.

I get great entertainment, as I sit here with the moment's choice of drink and smoke. And I'm learning HUGELY.

When I win the lottery I'm going to open a "Linux Mint" pub down the street!!

:) :) :) :) :)
I try all the distributions. Well, the ones you don't have to think too hard about, anyway...(Slack...)

I tried Mint when it first came out, and while I liked it, I had a few issues with old hardware that SuSE handled just fine. Then I got into Arch. I really like Arch. But the third time my manager called after that 5th update borked my computer he said, "Either get something that WORKS or go back to Windows!" That's when I came back to Mint.

The Arch people can be downright vitriolic, especially when you don't do something "the Arch way". :roll:
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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