« first day (3809 days earlier)      last day (38 days later) » 

5:35 AM
yes i knew what naa was but it did not apply anyway it was a commnet not an answer we were talking about
 
 
6 hours later…
11:42 AM
@David Yes. What I was trying to say, that probably wasn't clear enough, was that comments that are no longer needed can be flagged with the "It's no longer needed" flag.
 
Clear or not i got the message :)
Yes you can teach an old dog new tricks.
 
:)
@David What happened to your avatar? I liked that cat!
 
Got some rude comments so removed it.
 
Oh. Sorry to hear that.
 
Now he can be here till he rolls away lol
 
11:49 AM
:D
 
12:26 PM
@David ._.
That's kinda unacceptable
 
Huh? What?
 
Making rude comments
Especially about someone's ava
 
yes i figured that but not worth the effort to get bothered by it
 
12:45 PM
@David Please flag things like that, it's the only way mods can know
 
12:56 PM
ok
I took a lot of flack and got a flag ban for flagging what I felt was rude so I have been avoiding that flag.
 
flack?
In many cases, if you flag an answer whose only problem is that it included a swearword, then editing is easier/simpler than flagging. Also, rude flags carry a penalty, so they shouldn't be used all the time, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't flag.
 
1:32 PM
I do flag just not for rude.
Any way if I have another truly rude situation I will flag.
 
2:03 PM
By the way the cat s named Herb
 
 
3 hours later…
4:46 PM
sheesh every buddy and their brother edit my answer lol
1
A: Advance working of /etc/hosts file in ubuntu

DavidStraight out of the man pages: Modifications to this file normally take effect immediately, except in cases where the file is cached by applications. Saving the file triggers the re read.

seems a waste of time to give an answer if others will just re word it the way THEY think it should read and seem to be in a contest with each other ROFL
 
5:07 PM
@David that seems like a strange stance to take. The first edit only fixed the link. You had used ubuntu.com/manpages/bionic/man5/hosts.5 which doesn't work. So the edit fixed your mistake and gave a working link.
The second edit, also took the time to fix another mistake your answer had. You had written:
> Straight out of the man pages. manpages.
And the editor helpfully deleted the repeated word and corrected it to two words, also fixing the format for you by adding a link inline and clearly marking the text you quoted as a quote.
Just put a bit more care into your answers and people won't need to spend their time fixing them for you.
 
 
1 hour later…
6:16 PM
@David And another edit from me! Keep in mind that editing a post isn't meant as an insult at the post's author. It is meant to improve either the post's formatting, so it can be easier to read it, or the posts content, so it's more clear, or both. Usually, when an editor decides to invest their time in editing a post, they do that because they think that the post is helpful and worth keeping.
Also, speaking for myself, as I learn more about editing, I often revisit my older posts too and edit them to improve their content and formatting.
 
lol. I do that All. The. Time. Every time I get a rep change and visit the post someone voted on, I usually find something or other to edit.
 
7:06 PM
 
 
2 hours later…
9:25 PM
Hi all; i'm setting up a new (to me) computer with Ubuntu MATE; and I have what seems like the weirdest problem ever.. when (and only when) the brightness is on max, the display backlight randomly starts flickering after a while, it looks almost like a hardware problem (loose connection) - but on Windows it's fine - where do I start to troubleshoot something like this?
^ what it looks like..
The laptop is an HP 255 G7 with AMD chipset (A4-9125). It's a pretty meh machine, but it's for someone else on a budget - at least it's an upgrade from their ancient core 2 duo machine that's dying.
 

« first day (3809 days earlier)      last day (38 days later) »