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I actively encourage the editing of any of my Question, Answer, and Tag Wiki content on all StackExchange sites except for meta sites. In other words, if you spot an inaccuracy or wish to clarify or improve a post of mine, add sources, etc., PLEASE do so! It will greatly benefit the net welfare and knowledge capital of the community. I am writing this here just in case you are of the misconception that answers are like forum posts, indelible articles authored by a single person.

The edit function is there for a reason, folks. I promise to never lash out at someone for substantially editing content originally authored by me, as long as your edit is constructive. If you don't yet have the site privilege to make instantaneous edits and I see your edit in the suggestion queue, I will do my best to either accept your edit outright, or incorporate the most useful parts of your edit into my post by "editing your edit".

If you have been told before that you shouldn't substantially edit others' answers, or if you've been the victim of polemic as a result of doing so, I'd like to apologize for that behavior. I think it's very counterproductive; our community is much worse-off for that kind of attitude.

Future visitors are best served by being able to read one cohesive, well-edited answer with sources to get the sum-total of the community's best knowledge in a single answer. A string of answers or comments each with their own nuggets of truth is much harder to decipher than one cohesive text. With the edit function, thanks to the fact that we each bring our own perspectives and unique knowledge, it is possible for us to author one cohesive text that eliminates the natural tendency of comment strings, replacing it with high-quality works that rival those of Wikipedia.

BTW, I don't approve of most edits on meta sites because I very rarely find questions on meta sites which deal purely in factual matters, so my answers are generally just my personal feelings on the matter.


Feb
11
reviewed Satisfactory How do you create a program launcher with administrative privileges using Alacarte?
Feb
11
reviewed Excellent How to make users gain root privileges from another account?
Feb
11
reviewed Excellent SSH Process not Killed on Remote Machine when the Remote System Unexpectedly Disconnects
Feb
11
reviewed Satisfactory Does Ubuntu provide extra fonts through a font package?
Feb
11
reviewed Excellent PHP and MySQL not communicating
Feb
11
awarded  Caucus
Nov
1
comment IronHide / BumbleBee with a VirtualBox VM. Will it pass through video acceleration to the physical card?
Addition: we can't do bumblebee (render on nvidia card) in virtual machines right now, since VMware and VirtualBox both require their binaries to be setuid to work.
Oct
30
awarded  Talkative
Oct
27
awarded  Critic
Oct
27
comment What IRC servers are available for Ubuntu
"the best" is a subjective question, and such, cannot be answered directly -- so that makes it off topic. Suggest re-wording to emphasize which IRC servers are available, rather than discussing which one is best.
Sep
13
comment Problems with libconfig PKG_CONFIG_PATH enviroment variable
Warnings are non-fatal, which means that the application can definitely still compile, and probably still run correctly, with the warning. Errors are fatal. Do you get compile errors?
Sep
13
comment Problems with libconfig PKG_CONFIG_PATH enviroment variable
Err, gcc $(pkg-config --cflags --libs libconfig) configTest.c -o configTest
Sep
13
comment Problems with libconfig PKG_CONFIG_PATH enviroment variable
I would suggest revising your compile command as follows: gcc $(pkg-config --cflags --libs libconfig configTest.c -o configTest`
Sep
13
comment Problems with libconfig PKG_CONFIG_PATH enviroment variable
Please edit your original question indicating the exact input you get, and the output. Also be aware that the second call to pkg-config in your command line needs to be in backticks (`) or in a $() statement.
Sep
13
revised Problems with libconfig PKG_CONFIG_PATH enviroment variable
added 775 characters in body
Sep
13
awarded  Commentator
Sep
13
awarded  Editor
Sep
13
comment Problems with libconfig PKG_CONFIG_PATH enviroment variable
It is a malformed idea to think that you have to set PKG_CONFIG_PATH to fix this problem. Fendrix, you do not have to do that. The error message is a bit misleading. You should read my answer.
Sep
13
answered Problems with libconfig PKG_CONFIG_PATH enviroment variable
Sep
13
revised Problems with libconfig PKG_CONFIG_PATH enviroment variable
Fixed formatting for compile line