On Friday 27 January 2006 05:14, Carlos E. R. wrote:
The Friday 2006-01-27 at 12:59 +0100, Erik Jakobsen
I have told it more than one times:
*I didn't know what database it was. Then all you people cannot
claim me for doing as I did.*
You could have said that you referred to the database used by the
command "locate", that would have been more than sufficient. Or you
could have said that the command "locate" found files that you had
True. Two of us had the right hunch, as it turns out.
> I'm really in a sad mode now.
Actually, I'm sad about _that_. You're right, we were too harsh on this
matter. Please understand that regulars here answer the same question
many times over, and when questions are poorly phrased, their desire to
be helpful is thwarted and another increment of their time wasted.
It has also been my experience over many years on many, many lists, that
if the regulars don't ride herd on the newbies and infrequent posters,
the lists standards really do decline and its value goes down along
with the quality of both the mechanics of posting (quote removal,
suitable positioning of replies, etc.) and of the content of the posts.
Sorry about that.
Be happy! It could have been worse: if you had mentioned the command
"locate", I'm 90% sure that somebody would have told you to RTFM :-P
The only thing left to doubt is whether there would have been more
redundant + erroneous replies than this thread has already received
owing to the understatement of the original query...