QUOTE(lardman @ Oct 14 2004, 08:39 AM)
Full sentences with punctuation might be nice too.
You're really sick if thats what you are woring about sorry.
No; probably just can't be arsed to have to work out what the sentences mean. Punctuation is there for a reason. My thinking is that if you can't be bothered to state your problem clearly (punctuate and spell correctly for example) then why should I be bothered to answer?
If English isn't actually your first language then my apologies; I make mistakes in French and German too (esp. the punctuation in German!).
Regarding re-calibration: Off the top of my head, I think you probably want to delete a file in /etc called something like 'pointercal'; then re-boot and you should be asked to re-calibrate.
Giving someone a hard time becuase of how they type is really inappropriate.
I read my last post from last nite and I was barely making sense, just beecuase I was too tired to proof read.
However, some poeple are just very poor typers or are very bad at grammar....regardless of thier 1st language. Or sometimes they are just panicked as they are typing fast and asking lots of questions quickly.
When you spend $900 on an item and are having scary problems like markedman
was having, the last thing you need is someone seriously
being picky about your english writing skills.
I thought you were kidding, becuase I really thought no one would really be seriously giving him a hard time about that.Lardman, I have read many of your posts and you are very helpful and it is GREATLY appreciated.
But I think you are wrong on this point...in judging whether to reply to a person based upon thier grammar/spelling.
Let's face it, all newcomers forget to specify all the info we need to answer the question correctly and sometimes WE forget to ask the right detail ina followup (like I did last night about not finding out he was running PDAXROM). If you are going to be intolerant of newcomers becuase they are not used to forming questions with enough detail, then you are going to miss on helping the people who need your help the most.
But that is certainly your choice to reply or not. But rather than be condecending in your reply, I suggest just not responding at all. I strongly feel that a critical type of reply to a newcomer (who is in need) just drives people away from this site and mis-represents the sharing and comassionate nature that I believe most people here share.
Lastly, I just want to say, that today's newbie, is tommorrow's guru, and vice versa. We were all thier once, so please cut new people some slack....especaially when someone is looking at a $900 paperwieght.
Can't we all just get along ?