User talk:JAX

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20090304 Additional clarification of error messages and termonology that cannot be found using search ...

"Could not establish Internet connection to" A possible suggested choice (default is System) for a fix is: Tools-->Options-->Internet-->Proxy-->{None|System|Manual} which had zero effect on one installation and worked using the NONE choice on another. This is way to inconsistent and frustrating. If there is a list of errors, I did not find such. Search was silent on this error. BTW, the browser could access the website even though the update website could not be accessed - Why?.

"User talk" Have no clue about this term/termonology. Search provided no clue either. I suspect this is just "plein air" babble?

It would be nice to know where to send questions; especially when I might be able to give some time to help. I cannot help since I am not able to inquire about doing something since even "Help" offers no starting point though it seems to give points of appending and continuation which really did not help me, a newbie, at all. As a simple example of exasperation is the button that gives the hover explanation, "Your signature with timestamp" that simply produces a few dashes and a couple of squiggles (i.e., --JAX 21:24, 4 March 2009 (UTC) ). [... hmmmm, now I know the dashes and squiggles are some sort of placeholder and all works in the end, yea!] Bottom line is if I cannot find/get answers to my questions how can I help?

If I put this in the wrong place [... I am thinking that I am going to get yelled at now that I have found what some of the buttons do ...] and it actually displays where someone looks at it, my oops! Be kind enough to "not tell me where to go" rather, give me some choices about finding the information to resolve my delima. thank you! oh yea, where do i find any response should there be one and how am i going to know that there is a response. this is rather complicated, i think! (grin). is it possible that the addage RTFM is appropriate; however, the manual is not where i have looked? Hey, is their a training area for "newbies" that does not cause clutter in the production stuff?

Then, I suppose that once I learn a little more about this Wiki thing I will probably want to delete this stuff I am doing while I am attempting to become productive. How is an intended "delete" performed on/in a page?

Hi JAX, the OOo wiki is powered by MediaWiki and generally functions like MediaWiki, which means most of the tricks can be found at the MediaWiki Help page. HTH. --Zhangxiaofei 03:14, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

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