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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:20 am    Post subject: adopt an unanswered post today! Reply with quote

most people probably already know about it, but there's right now 8571 unanswered posts in the forums, meaning 8571 unhappy customers. i havent been around very long to gentoo or linux in general but i try to contribute with what i can to return the favor to the community, so why not adopt an unanswered post today and (possibly) help someone out?

http://forums.gentoo.org/search.php?search_id=unanswered

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hear hear! Lots of little fish for the big sharks... good grazing area :)

(that was a joke).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odd that there are still 8571 posts on that page. I seem to recall, before the 'next page' problem was fixed, that there was actually well over 10,000.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've noticed that too, and if you click on some of the last pages, they're empty...oh well, still plenty to pick from.

perhaps there ought to be a "unanswered post day" just like there are those bug days on the irc channel? :)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kirigoe wrote:
perhaps there ought to be a "unanswered post day" just like there are those bug days on the irc channel? :)
This is a really cool thought! It would be nice to make more of an effort to see that everyone gets some kind of support or response.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every day is 'unanswered post day' for me :lol:

I agree - it would be a great way to consciously help out more people as a community.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kirigoe wrote:
i've noticed that too, and if you click on some of the last pages, they're empty...oh well, still plenty to pick from.



Yeah, i noticed that too. What's up with the non existing last 3 pages of pages? I'm assuming that the DB just doesnt bother grabbing all of the search results, just the first X.... But it kind of begs the question, why even bother having those links there?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

masseya wrote:
Kirigoe wrote:
perhaps there ought to be a "unanswered post day" just like there are those bug days on the irc channel? :)
This is a really cool thought! It would be nice to make more of an effort to see that everyone gets some kind of support or response.


So what are you waiting for?? there's even a dup of this thread
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2003 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do we start to get this thing going? What things do we need to do before we could implement this great idea? I'll be happy to help out.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm on it :D

...forgot there was an "unanswered posts" search :]
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an idea inspired by the movie Pay it Forward. Anyone whose post gets adopted should be encouraged to adopt two unanswered posts. :D

To make it simple, a short web page or forum topic can be put up to describe the idea, and we'd point adoptees to it.

What think'st y'all?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I try to do that anyway. I tend to answer questions in the newgroups no one else does. But the problem is that the reason it's not answered many times is it's not easily answered. Either it's unintelligible or just something I haven't run across yet (read: don't know the answer to).

But nice idea for you to ask folks to help them, tho I suspect many try to anyway as I do.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is my adopted post, for today :)
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?p=741989

this is a great idea, someone should post up a sticky explaining it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be happy to write a post explaining it, just need a mod to make it sticky and mabye post a message to the news & announcemnets forum. Just let me know and I'll do it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post something to Gentoo Chat and I'll sticky it and make an announcement in News.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posted here:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=119906

Let me know if I've missed anything out.
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