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Catweazel - over and out

Post by catweazel » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:17 am

Lately I've been making a lot of blunders, viewtopic.php?p=1495720#p1495720 being the most recent. Clearly my age has got the better of me. I'm not as sharp as I once was and I'm having trouble thinking about what people are asking to the point that I'm now causing problems for those who need assistance so it's time to go.

I'd like to thank all the friends I've made for their encouragement and helping me to learn an awful lot. I'd like to especially thank the moderators who do a mostly thankless task. The community here has been a pleasure to be part of. Keep up the good work everyone.

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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Pierre » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:25 am

catweazel wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:16 am
~snip
You need to let me know soon as I'm off to Indonesia on Wednesday night.
Your Retiring Over in Bali :?:

it's much warmer up there - Y'know.
8)

anyway - - you know much more than some of us "younger folk" do & You'll be Missed.
:(

PS: Do Drop In, on occasion - just to make sure that we haven't Gone Astray, too much.
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Pjotr » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:26 am

Sorry to see you go.... Surely there's no need for such a drastic step? :shock:

From time to time, we all make mistakes in our advice. I know I do. That's life....
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by gm10 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:47 am

catweazel wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:17 am
I'm now causing problems for those who need assistance so it's time to go.
Obligatory: Nonsense.

Mistakes happen, we all make them, someone else will catch them. Until you recommend a sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root / it's all good. :twisted:

+1 for Bali though. 8)

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This is a dangerous command, that will result in irrepairable damage to your installation. Beware.
catweazel wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:42 pm
I frighten myself with my genius sometimes :)

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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by smurphos » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:52 am

Please do drop-by and heckle occasionally. You'll be missed :(

Plus you still need to do this - viewtopic.php?f=61&t=268480 :)

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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Moem » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:00 am

Honestly I'd hate to see you go. Can't you just stick to the simpler questions?
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by michael louwe » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:27 am

catweazel wrote: to "bill_steamshovel" on Fri 13 July 2018 ... BTW: If you're advised that you need a different Mint, I'm happy to drop one in the post for you, no charge. Just PM me with your name and address and the version of Mint you want. On that little machine you're probably better off with xfce. You need to let me know soon as I'm off to Indonesia on Wednesday night.
That's a great help and offer. Please continue with your good work and maybe extend this offer to other newbies.
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As for me, I hate M$ with a vengeance for 'destroying' my beloved Win 7 in her greedy quest for faster Win 10 world domination. Hence, I moved to Linux Mint in 2016 and try to help out as many newbie-"converts" as I can on this forum.

I would have remained on Windows(from Win 95 onwards) if Win 10 had not happened, ie its forced auto-cumulative-updates/upgrades, forced Telemetry & Data collection, etc.

:D
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by kc1di » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:57 am

Catweazel - please reconsider - we all make mistakes and have to live with them. You'll be greatly missed and I'm sure you can still be of help to others.
I know you've help me in days gone by. Maybe you'll rethink with warmer temps :)
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Benedetto » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:10 am

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:26 am
Sorry to see you go.... Surely there's no need for such a drastic step? :shock:

From time to time, we all make mistakes in our advice. I know I do. That's life....
What more can one say!
Enjoy the change of temperature, watch out for all those Aussies. :lol:
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by MintBean » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:13 am

Stick around buddy, at least to shoot the breeze if nothing more.

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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by AndyMH » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:13 am

You've corrected my mistakes more than once and helped me out on a number of occasions, please reconsider. :(
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:17 am

hey catweazel...really you need to stay...we all luv ya here big guy...we all make mistakes but all that proves is we are all human...even you...lol...you have been a wealth of information for all of us here and your witticisms are just priceless...you, like me, have probably forgotten more than most of the "youngsters" and newbies might ever learn...knowledge is valuable only when used, and i know that as we get older, we are not necessarily the brightest bulbs on the christmas tree but we can still glow a little...so please stick around and keep glowing with the rest of us here...mistakes being made is after all, the reason we all gravitate to open source in the first place...we get the benefit of having many, many eyes and brains on problems and help, as well as correct each other on occasion, therefore making us all much better and knowledgeable at what we do here and you have always been an integral part of this...you are still needed and necessary on the forums...DAMIEN
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Reorx » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:19 am

Catweasel;

Don't leave - if you do, the Mint forums will lose a valuable resource. If you don't think you can run with the young bucks, that's OK... but don't leave, just change job descriptions!... they're are taking applications for the Mint forum counsel of elders... That group of users that may not be cutting edge but have the wisdom of experience that is invaluable and can not be obtained quickly - something the young bucks don't (yet) have...

Please reconsider... whichever course of action you take, I wish you will and safe travels my friend...

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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by lsemmens » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:26 am

It's not all bad, Catweasel you can blame the "electrickery" for your mistakes. We all make 'em, I'm brain damaged (a fact), that's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it. Hang around and don't spend too much time outside, you'll freeze your ***s off, down there. You are always willing to show a friendly face to all newbies and certainly made me feel welcome here, so, don't give up on us.
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by chiefjim » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:52 am

Kindly reconsider. I tend to receive much more advice than I am able to return.

Along the way I accepted a simple reality, that because of hardware differences results may vary even though the same software is being used. Never know in advance whose comments will resolve my issues.

Along the way I always pay close attention to yours. Hopefully you'll stick around and give me more to consider into the future.

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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by mwbworld » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:02 am

Agree with the consensus that you should definitely stay around. You'd be missed and are definitely a valuable addition.

Besides I don't see any "Mary Poppins" rule stating that posters have to
Practically perfect in every way
- because if they did I'd have to flee myself! :D
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by JerryF » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:21 am

Catweazel,

My heart sank when I read your post. I'm 54 years old and have a seizure disorder. It's affected my brain and I know for a fact that my mind is not what it was even just 10 years ago. Searching for words just to get my point across in a conversation, trying to remember something from two days ago---stuff like that.

But even when one of my posts helps someone in a direct or indirect way (process of elimination is such a great tool), I am so happy.

As some of the others have said, mistakes happen.

As DAMIEN1307 said:
we get the benefit of having many, many eyes and brains on problems and help
I have edited some of my responses to posts because I realized they were not going to be helpful. Misreading posts, yada yada, etc.

Your response to me just yesterday in a private message helped validate that decision I made. Do you realize how much that meant to me? If you don't, I'm telling you now---it meant a whole lot!

This is your home. You are member of this family. Please reconsider ‘signing out'.

Don't make me get up from this chair and give you a good thrashing! :lol:
IF 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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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by HaveaMint » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:25 am

catweazel wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:17 am
Lately I've been making a lot of blunders
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=272692
This wasn't a blunder and I have used it since. I would like to thank you again for your help on this. What the heck are you talking about getting old? Your middle aged and will probably live to 170, I only HOPE I make it to 85 (20 more years). If you feel you must leave then I wish you the very Best in your next 85 years.
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by KBD47 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:40 am

This place will soon be deserted if one must leave every time they have a 'senior moment' :)

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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by all41 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:05 am

+1 on the forum member's responses above.
Hang in there catweazel. You are appreciated here.
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