Stephen Mathews writes:
> how come no-one answered my last question.
We are not your personal support group. People answer questions here
*in* *their* *spare* *time*, if they know the answer, if the question is
sensible, and if the questioner is being reasonable. My experience with
the ILUG (and of Linux users in general) is of extraordinary generosity
with time, expertise and effort; I have seen people clearly go to great
lengths to resolve the problems of others, with no thought of gain other
than, perhaps, a pint at the next POTD. Impatient demands for service
do not fit well with this scenario.
For what it's worth, I can't find any reference to a question concerning
editors from you in the archive. Are you sure you sent a message?
> im beginning to think that your all a bunch of pompous linux users
> who claim to be the original "hackers"(who build the internet and save
> peoples lives by working for open-source companies, blah, blah, blah).
I'm beginning to think that you are a whining, impertinent little fuck
who can't be bothered to find out the simplest things for himself before
taking the path of least resistance and asking the list. Looking at
your previous messages reveal questions to which the answers can be
found in *seconds* with a search at www.google.com. I don't know
whether you're aware that, in general, one will learn *much* more by
putting a modicum of effort into your research before simply asking for
help - it'll also earn you considerably more respect than will treating
the group as your personal support department, and *demanding* service
from the generosity of the other users.
> if you really did care about the on-going development
> of linux and related issues you would help newbies
> etc. as much as possible...
So, *after* calling us pompous, you ask your question again. You really
know how to make friends, don't you?
> so, if anyone would care to reply to this message, my
> problem is that i cant access my C/C++ editors. any
> tips on how to get them??
*Our* problem is that the question is badly-phrased, and doesn't really
give us any clues as to what the problem might be. What are "your"
editors? Do you have a particular editor which you're trying to use,
or are you looking for a general sourcecode editor? When you say you
"can't access" your editor, what do you mean? What precisely is the
problem - what happens when you *try* to "access" them? How *are* you
trying to access them? Your question as it stands is like running into
a service station and yelling "I can't go to Cork in my car. Why haven't
you fixed it yet?"
I'm sure that if you gave more details, had at least a *stab* at finding
out the source of the problem for yoruself, and gained a better attitude,
you'd find your questions were answered in a much more satisfying fashion.
Hope this helps,
Colm Buckley BA BF | NewWorld Commerce, 44 Westland Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
colm at tuatha.org (personal) | colm.buckley at nwcgroup.com (business)
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