Thank you, Jeff Liebermann

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Harvey Gerst, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Harvey Gerst

    Harvey Gerst Guest

    Not just for all the help you've given me, but for all the advice you
    post here. Your contributions to this group are invaluable, and every
    so often, it needs to be publicly acknowledged. This is one of those
    times.

    Thank you for all your help.

    Harvey Gerst
    Indian Trail Recording Studio
    http://www.ITRstudio.com/
     
    Harvey Gerst, Jun 2, 2005
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    Ed Guest


    Ditto from me. Though Jeff is not the only helpful person here, he is
    quite prolific in his responses!

    Ed
     
    Ed, Jun 3, 2005
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  3. Thanks, but quantity is not a great substitute for quality. I do make
    mistakes.

    I could use some help in getting people to supply the model numbers of
    their existing hardware and descriptions of their operating system.
    It's difficult to answer questions without these. I've tried
    everything from satirical humiliation to polite hints. Nothing seems
    to work. The result is usually some hate mail, which I often deserve.

    The problem is common in all mailing lists, newsgroups, web logs, and
    such, but particularly bad in alt.internet.wireless. If you answer
    someones question, and they didn't supply enough details for a proper
    answer, kindly inform them of the problem.
     
    Jeff Liebermann, Jun 3, 2005
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  4. Harvey Gerst

    Harvey Gerst Guest

    We have the same problem over on the recording studio groups and forums
    that I frequent. Often, the poster asking the question is so new, he/she
    doesn't know how to properly frame the question. Often the only
    ppossible responses are, "What are you trying to do with it?", or, "It
    depends.".

    We get a lot of "what's the best mic for my voice?" Well, I don't know
    what your voice sounds like. And you don't wanna spend more than $100,
    but you want it to sound like this CD (which was recorded using a
    $10,000 mic)?

    As for me, I went to my Travel America truck stop a couple of weeks ago,
    and got my Microsoft PCMCIA card and laptop up and running just fine,
    reading emails and the newsgroups, thanks to a lot of people here.

    I'm probably gonna spend a few bucks more per month and just use my
    Samsung cell phone to connect my laptop to the Internet when I'm
    travelling in the RV. Between that and using wi-fi (when available),
    I'll probably be ok.


    Harvey Gerst
    Indian Trail Recording Studio
    http://www.ITRstudio.com/
     
    Harvey Gerst, Jun 3, 2005
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  5. Harvey Gerst

    Ed Guest

    My use of the term "prolific" was in reference to the number of times
    you respond to help queries, not to the length of your responces!

    I am guilty of that at times in my efforts to keep the amount of data
    in my postings down to a reasonable size. I will consider the need for
    specific info in future postings, though.


    Ed
     
    Ed, Jun 3, 2005
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  6. Harvey Gerst

    bryan Guest

    shuddup, stop being so modest and take your praise like a man!

    i'd also like to thank you again :)
     
    bryan, Jun 3, 2005
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  7. Harvey Gerst

    TV Slug Guest

    The *real* problem is that most people coming into the groups for the first
    time never bother to take the time to read anything before posting their own
    question. Often, they would probably find that they were not the first
    person to have the same problem, and would find it already discussed. Even
    if they didn't find their answer, they would very quickly find what
    information is required to solve a problem, and be able to give that
    information when asking their question.

    What is needed is a standard FAQ mechanism that newsreader programs could
    use to find a newsgroup FAQ and slap it in front of a person the first time
    they subscribe to a group.
     
    TV Slug, Jun 4, 2005
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