Joined: Feb. 2006
||Posted: April 16 2006,12:53
|Quote (clacker @ April 15 2006,20:23)|
|hseaver, since your so into having everyone carefully re-reading you posts, I did. Your first post was fine. Unfortunately, no one knew the answer to your query and rather than posting something pointless or incorrect, no one responded to it.|
You second post was the really bad one. You were obviously upset that no one responded. Did you think we were holding back? You tried to let that out and goad people into giving you any kind of response at all by saying
|So there is nobody on here knowledgable enough to even know what to look for in a misconfigured wifi card?|
I certainly am not knowledgeable enough. Thanks for throwing it in my face. I don't have a wireless network so I never played around with this stuff. What is insulting is the use of a negative to change the meaning of a positive and by doing so amplifying the effect. "nobody knowledgeable" is the same as "everyone is stupid." I believe it's called a litotes. I may have the name wrong (as you pointed out I don't know much) but that's why that's insulting. If English isn't your first language you might not have know that.
|Who are the developers for DSL anyway?|
In other words, "let me speak to the manager, you suck." Again, thanks for nothing. Do I need to explain why this is insulting as well? They work very hard on this, but how can you expect someone to know each and every wireless card and all of the solutions. In answer to your question, roberts (who responded to you better than you deserved) is one of them. I was stunned that he kept talking to you as long as they did, given your childish behavior, but then again he is more professional than myself.
|Don't they ever look at these forums to try to see what needs fixing?|
Another verbal barb. Again the positives and negatives combine in attack. Much like the phrase "don't you even care?" Did you think you could appeal to their pride or were you purely trying to make them feel bad?
|The wifi stuff on DSL has got to be the most badly designed of any linux distro ever, you'd sure think somebody would want to fix it.|
Wow, if you had enough experience to make such a claim you would know better. I read what you wrote, and except for the first post, which was fine, well written, and clear, the rest were flames. Sorry no one knew the answer, but as you said, there are plenty of other options than a minimal distro that tries to fit as much as it can into 50 Megs that you can explore.
I guess I have to wonder what the average age-level of the people on this forum is?
Very strange "technical" forum. You know I've been posting on technical forums, mostly unix ones, since before there even was an internet. Way, way back on the fidonet forums and bbs. And I have never, ever, before been on a forum where not only did NOBODY have a real technical clue, but the standard response when they couldn't answer a question was "If you don't like our little toy here, then just go away."