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    Default 'thread closed' versus 'post(s) deleted'

    i absolutely agree that some semblance of civility must reign supreme
    herein..

    and to ensure such, moderators/staff/admin must be vigilant in taking
    action against offenses and/or breaches of the published terms and
    conditions...

    however, i'd like to throw out the idea that in some cases there MAY be
    an ongoing discussion of worth in a thread when some tiny sub-thread
    between two (or a few) gets out of hand, needing swift staff attention..

    in those cases, might it not be better to (instead of _thread closed_)
    delete/blank/erase _only_ the offending post(s)..

    i mean, if they _are_ offensive/T&C breaking then should they be allowed
    to continue to exist, even if in a "closed thread"??

    and, the participants in the balance of the (otherwise non-offensive or
    rule breaking) thread, should they be penalized for the misbehavior of
    the two/few over whom they have NO control??

    just a thought.....to think about..

    consider the possibility of some rogue corporation's shill who might
    come in with the intention of spreading FUD and being as disruptive as
    possible of open software in general--s/he might hop around dropping in
    politics, religion, "dirty words" or whatever--should the staff let
    him/her close dozens of otherwise useful (to the community) threads?

    [or course, eventually such an operative would be banned, but we all
    know s/he could be back in three minutes with a new throw_away@hotmail
    address and persona--AND, the threads closed using the current procedure
    would continue to be "closed"..]

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    Default Re: 'thread closed' versus 'post(s) deleted'

    DenverD,

    > just a thought.....to think about..


    A worthwhile suggestion for us to consider IMHO. To take it one step
    further, you and everyone else here is a member of the community and
    regulars like you (should) know what the terms & conditions are, what is
    acceptable and what is not, and I, for one, would hope that even though you
    don't have moderator status, as a good community regular, would jump on
    those posts with your disapproval that are blatantly against the T&C.

    Imagine that...a community that polices itself. Admins/moderators/members
    are all in this together.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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    > Imagine that...a community that polices itself. Admins/moderators/members
    > are all in this together.


    i hear you and readily acknowledge i've not yet actually read the terms
    and conditions of this place (nor have i read all the long legal caveats
    i had to click "Accept" in order to proceed with the install of any
    version of SuSE, open or otherwise)..

    but, even have not read the rules here, i do admit i broke'em, and don't
    intend to again...

    on the other hand, i don't wanna be a 'cop' here...instead, i'll just
    try to set a good example, from now on..

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    That works too.
    My computer always used to beat me at chess, but it is no match for me since I changed the competition to kick boxing

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    Hi,
    I installed Open Suse 10.3 on my VAIO laptop and what I got is just half green screen on the upper part of monitor. It has a 15.4-inch WXGA wide screen TFT colour display which is capable of maximum 1280 x 800 pixels resolution powered by Intel Graphic Media Accelerator GMA X3100 graphics chipset built-in into Intel 965GM chipset mainboard sharing VRAM.

    Also the icon tells me that I am connected to the Wireless network, I couldnt open any webpage, got "page not found" error.

    Can someone please tell me the solutions.

    Shailendra

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    Default Re: Half screen of Open SUSE with VAIO VGN NR17G

    sharmaxp ,

    Can someone please tell me the solutions.
    You'll likely get better help if you post this in the right forum. Try going to http://forums.opensuse.org then selecting the LAPTOP forum under HARDWARE in the help section. Good luck.
    My computer always used to beat me at chess, but it is no match for me since I changed the competition to kick boxing

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    Default Re: Half screen of Open SUSE with VAIO VGN NR17G

    Quote Originally Posted by sharmaxp View Post
    Hi,
    I installed Open Suse 10.3 on my VAIO laptop and what I got is just half green screen on the upper part of monitor. It has a 15.4-inch WXGA wide screen TFT colour display which is capable of maximum 1280 x 800 pixels resolution powered by Intel Graphic Media Accelerator GMA X3100 graphics chipset built-in into Intel 965GM chipset mainboard sharing VRAM.

    Also the icon tells me that I am connected to the Wireless network, I couldnt open any webpage, got "page not found" error.

    Can someone please tell me the solutions.

    Shailendra
    You would be better posting in the correct section. posting in this area,especially tagging on the end of another post which is totally different,will not garner the information you require to get a suitable answer. Please post in the correct section

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    deltaflyer44,

    > beaten by the Boss


    Boss? Where? I don't see any boss. *I'm* certainly not anyone's boss!

    I see we think alike here: "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
    Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.".....or he will spend
    every weekend fishing........

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    Default Re: 'thread closed' versus 'post(s) deleted'

    On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 19:51:40 +0000, kgroneman wrote:

    > *I'm* certainly not anyone's boss!


    Once upon a time, Groneman, you were my boss. Now *that's* a scary
    thought. Fortunately TPTB saw fit to rectify that situation in a
    hurry. ;-)

    Jim

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    Default Re: 'thread closed' versus 'post(s) deleted'

    the good news is you installed 10.3 (and not 11.0 with KDE4)..

    the bad news is you posted as a REPLY to an old thread whose title
    has NOTHING to do with video OR laptop computers...and it is unlikely
    you will attract many laptop/video gurus to help you _here_..

    let me suggest you join the hardware forum
    <http://forums.opensuse.org/hardware/> and post a NEW THREAD (look
    for the "New Thread" button on that page, click it and write) using a
    subject line kinda like "Half green screen on VAIO with 10.3?"

    good luck, and welcome....OH, just for grins before you post again
    you might wanna try the SEARCH function...look to the top of the
    page, click on Search...then on the search page type VAIO in the
    "Search by Key Words" blank, spin the selector just below to "Search
    Titles Only" and then click "Search Now" you just might find an
    answer you can use...

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