[FSO 5.1] Preventing screen blanking

Jan Henkins jan at henkins.za.net
Tue Apr 7 11:05:42 CEST 2009

Johny Tenfinger,

Perhaps the information is not clear in the manual, and perhaps the
mailing list archive is not easily searchable, eh? Imagine walking into a
pub, asking for the price for a beer and then being thrown out by the
bouncer because you dared ask a question? So what if the price is on the
wall? Maybe it was written in red letters on a green background, and I am
colour blind. If you don´t have anything helpful to say, please do not
post! The user uses FSO, not SHR, and RTM or RTFM is not a helpful
statement. If the info is in the manual, point the user to the correct
link! Please! By posting helpful links, Google and such will pick it up
and these questions will go away!

Mailing lists like these are for us, the users, and not meant to be a
sterile environment. This is not an operating theatre in a hospital! Think
"Bazaar", not "Cathedral"! So what if the question was asked 100 times
before? If 100 individuals asks the same question in their own words, you
will have 100 different ways of looking at the problem, so you have 100
different pieces of meta information (context). If each of these 100
questions are answered, thousands of people out there have a lot better
chance of getting accurate search results. Not all of us are technical
gurus, merely adventurous individuals. If you post helpful answers,
everybody (including you) wins. If you throw RTFM rants at people, all you
do is make the list an unpleasant place to be.

Be nice to people!


On Tue, April 7, 2009 06:35, Johny Tenfinger wrote:
> RTM and don't ask questions, which are hundrets times on mailist. And
> in meantime, request resource "Display" :P Or use SHR, which is FSO
> based and has nice GUI for that in shr-settings... :P
> 2009/4/7, jeffrey.ratcliffe at gmail.com <jeffrey.ratcliffe at gmail.com>:
>> Whilst using the FR for navigation, it would be helpful if the screen
>> didn't blank.

Jan Henkins

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