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Perhaps we can start an acronym thread/sticky so that we can all reference it. CLI = Command Line Interface GUI = Graphical User Interface MCC = Mandrake Control Center ... ...
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    Maybe an Acronym thread/sticky


    Perhaps we can start an acronym thread/sticky so that we can all reference it.

    CLI = Command Line Interface
    GUI = Graphical User Interface
    MCC = Mandrake Control Center
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    Would anyone else see that as useful?
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    I'd find it useful, sure, but would anyone take the time to read it?
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    Those that get answers with acronyms for sure will read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinJ
    Those that get answers with acronyms for sure will read it.
    You'd think, but those who get answers like "this has been asked before" when they want to know what distro to use don't necessarily read the "Which distro" thread..

    I think an acronym thread is a good idea, don't get me wrong. It's just that I've suggested stickies/rule amendments in the past and recieved pretty much the same answer: "No one reads them."
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    We could say something like...

    If you prefer GUI to CLI, then use the MCC to...

    Oh yeah, and be sure to read this page if you don't know what that means.



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    I must admit on Techie's saying... Sticky are "meent" not to be reed... it's like a rule... always bond not to be followed... you get the point probably... everyone thinks there problem is specific to them,... which is true, but if you take a wider look at it, there all pretty much the same...

    I've learn eveything I know about Linux during the last 2 months... simply by reading error people were getting... and I simply searched the web for an answer!... It's not like a dont know anything, its simply that why learn everything there has to know "by heart" when every answers are out there waiting for us to be found...

    Back on track, I dont think this should be considered a sticky... the sticky one should be something like this

    Sticky title -> HOW TO RESOLVE 90% OF ALL PROBLEMS
    content -> www.google.com
    explanation -> Type in the error message you got || (or) a simple description of what your looking for, use keyword

    Exemple : I have a problem with installing my ATI driver on mandrake
    type this search : install ATI mandrake
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinJ
    Those that get answers with acronyms for sure will read it.
    well, one could point to it, eg:

    Member A: "question"
    Member B: "answer with TLA"
    Member A: "what's TLA?"
    Member B: "TLA = Three Letter Arconym ( http://www.linuxforums.prg/acronyms.php )"
    or
    Member B: "TLA = Three Letter Arconym ( http://www.linuxforums.prg/acronyms.php#TLA )"
    (where that link could be a modrewrite uri for the sticky or some plain php/html page with TLA's and a short desc. of them, should be that hard ot code (ie an array: TLAs = array("TLA","Three Letter Acronym"); - rendering the text (and the anchor for #TLA to work) and desciption. ))
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    Quote Originally Posted by scientica
    Member B: "TLA = Three Letter Arconym ( http://www.linuxforums.prg/acronyms.php#TLA )"
    (where that link could be a modrewrite uri for the sticky or some plain php/html page with TLA's and a short desc. of them, should be that hard ot code (ie an array: TLAs = array("TLA","Three Letter Acronym"); - rendering the text (and the anchor for #TLA to work) and desciption. ))
    Neat idea, I've seen something similar on Tom's Hardware with the jargon they use, where on mouseover the definition pops up.
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    I'd be willing to write said file. It would be like lfdo's personal "Jargon" file haha.

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    i like i wish we had this when i started here would of made me still bad at googlin though!
    great idea!
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