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    Why I created this board

    > I created this board in reference to a response I recieved from Mr. Robbins on Usenet. I was supposedly "shamelessly plugging" GLO and well here is the context of what I originally said, his response, and then my response thereafter:

    From: josh.rogers@getlinuxonline.com (Josh Rogers)
    Newsgroups: comp.os.linux
    Subject: Re: If you have a Linux Question
    References: <80655214.0108110222.3afde20a@posting.google.com > <Pine.LNX.4.33.0108111246330.10430-100000@cc290967-a.catv1.md.home.com>
    NNTP-Posting-Host: 64.3.22.168
    Message-ID: <80655214.0108111526.1966c061@posting.google.com >

    Mr. Robbins,

    I apologize that you feel I am "shamelessly plugging my site." To let you in on a little secret, I am not plugging my site to draw visitors so I can get ad impressions or what not, but I am trying to help the community. I have one banner on my site, and it isn't a pay banner but a banner to promote other Linux sites, I don't earn a dime off of it. I have started the site to help newbies like I once was to help promote Linux as a desktop OS. I want to see the "bullshit" of windows taken off the ordinary computer and replaced with Linux. Whether this is a pipe dream or not, I don't care, I feel it is a cause that I want to pursue. I know that others can benefit from my site because it is geared toward newbies, and the users that I have now are loyal to the site and praise it as such. I and the webmaster of my site have spent many hours plugging away making the site as newbie friendly as possible, and always trying to add resources to it. If you don't want to come to my site for supposed "moral" reasons, because you feel that I am spamming, "shamelessly plugging", or what not, that is fine. I let people know of my site because I want to help those who are making the transition that I am sure you did and I did before. As I am sure you know there are still a lot of topics that are difficult to find information on for Linux, well I hope I can eliminate some of that, as well as you want to do through usenet. On a final note, to say that usenet is not full of advertising, your quite mistaken, I have scoured these messages, and there are many supposed "shameless plugs" for websites, but I give them credit unless they are full of ads and junk that isn't useful to the newbie. So, I won't expect to see you join the site, that is fine, but I hope that I can help atleast a few newbies out. So my "shameless plug" will not be for not. So I hope this isn't to much "bullshit" for you to handle


    Josh Rogers
    Adminstrator of GetLinuxOnline.Com

    If you want to continue this, please feel free to email me, or you can
    further it here at a non "bullshit" usenet.
    my email address is josh.rogers@getlinuxonline.com


    Dave Robbins <kimodo@kulao.com> wrote in message news:<Pine.LNX.4.33.0108111246330.10430-100000@cc290967-a.catv1.md.home.com>...
    > shameless plugging of your site will cause you to not "get a response in a
    > timely manner". please, no advertising on usenet, its one of the only
    > places on the net where you dont have to put up with that kind of
    > bullshit.
    >
    >
    >
    > On 11 Aug 2001, Josh Rogers wrote:
    >
    > > Usenet is a great resource for Linux questions, but you don't always
    > > get a response in a timely manner or one at all. Sometimes you don't
    > > understand the answer, and it takes so long to have your post posted
    > > and wait for a response. GetLinuxOnline.Com is hosting a linux
    > > support forum that your guaranteed to get an answer within just a
    > > short period of time, and it instantaneously posts, so you might even
    > > get a response right away. You can always ask to have the answer
    > > explained to you if you don't understand, or you can delve deeper into
    > > the problem.
    > >
    > > Come join the message board, it is free as rain, and ask a question in
    > > both places, see how quick you get an answer, and compare the quality
    > > of answer. I guarantee you'll enjoy our message boards.
    > >
    > > http://www.getlinuxonline.com
    > >
    > > Just click on discussion then click register up at the top.
    > >
    > > GLO doesnt only host message boards, but I think you'll want to give
    > > those a try first!
    > >
    > > Thank you,
    > > Aragorn
    > > Admin of GLO
    > >
    > > P.S. Please, write me back and let me know what you think of the
    > > site! Email me from the site, or you can leave a message here!
    > >

    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  2. #2

    Re: Why I created this board

    This really pissed me off as you can tell in my response, but I feel totally justified in my feelings. Tell me what you think, was I "shamelessly plugging" GLO, or do I have a reason to feel the way I do?

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  3. #3
    johnqpublic
    Guest

    Re: Why I created this board

    I would not worry to much about it.That ole boy ain't nobody.You have a great site here and those who don't like don't have to stay.Aragorn,what brought this on anyway?Is there more to it than this plugging nonsense?

  4. #4

    Re: Why I created this board

    Actually no, it was completely this. I guess I just take offense to it because I am actually trying to create a sight that will benefit Linux users and the community. I am not jamming advertisements down your throat, I want you to enjoy this place and find it useful in your endeavors with Linux. So when someone attacks me for trying to spread the word about this site, I take it personal because this site costs me quite a bit of money, but I don't mind as long as you guys are finding a home on the web, place to find help, etc. I don't know, but I just took offense to his letter.

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  5. #5
    johnqpublic
    Guest

    Re: Why I created this board

    I don't feel you have tried to jam anything down my throat at all.This guy does not know what he is babbling about.Screw the SOB.

  6. #6

    Re: Why I created this board

    Well I do appreciate it JohnQ. I know that I am prolly taking this further than I have to, or should, but I am running on very little sleep. I have been programming the webmail program that will be up on the site here pretty soon and that has been keeping me up all night providing me little time to sleep before work! Oh well....that is the way the cookie crumbles.

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  7. #7
    jman_77
    Guest

    Re: Why I created this board

    I'm outraged that you've created this board.



    well, not really.. I just thought it was appropriate to say so. :P

  8. #8
    seamonkey
    Guest

    Re: Why I created this board

    no advertising on usenet?
    what kind of turd is this?
    has he ever been on usenet before?
    people advertise to death on it.


    This really pissed me off as you can tell in my response, but I feel totally justified in my feelings. Tell me what you think, was I "shamelessly plugging" GLO, or do I have a reason to feel the way I do?

    Aragorn

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