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I have a tendency to explode at low level abuse such as:

  • downvoting when regular expression solutions are provided to extract information from HTML and XML
  • American date formats - the most ridiculous format in the world MM-DD-YYYY going from medium units to small units to large units - seriously if you're too patriotic not to be disgusted by this insanity then you're thick as bricks and I have no time for you

Unfortunately this gets me the odd suspension - in spite of the fact I like to genuinely help people who can use it. As a result you'll probably rarely see me contribute on the site anymore as I feel the moderators encourage abusive downvoting and penalise those of us who, frankly, have had enough.

I was close to rage-quitting but:

  • It takes a long time to delete 136 quest.. oh I could just write a PhantomJS script to take care of that.., but more importantly
  • I've asked good questions, or given good answers in the past - and it would be a shame for such useful contributions to be lost from the Internet

So in spite of my distaste for some of the behaviours that take place on this site - I'll let things stay... for now. Having some moderator suspend you because he takes offence at a post you self-moderated (deleted) is, truthfully, abusive - and some of the moderators require suspensions.


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accepted How can I override a default of rootpw in sudoers
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comment How can I override a default of rootpw in sudoers
OR if I cannot combine Defaults types on a single line (tried it and didn't parse) can I put a Defaults !rootpw on the line above my specific command and a Defaults rootpw below the specific command?
Feb
13
comment How can I override a default of rootpw in sudoers
Thank you for your speedy answer. In particular I want to allow /bin/bash for particular users on particular users... so I wonder if I can have a Defaults for combination, e.g. Defaults:PARTICULAR_USERS@PARTICULAR_HOSTS!/bin/bash !rootpw
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asked How can I override a default of rootpw in sudoers
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comment How to add a route?
bwal grh mfft zbgsh? Let's go back a step. Can you draw your network explaining what the router is and whether you have access to configure that router? Who told you that you needed an explicit subnet route? What's your current routing tables looking like?
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answered How to add a route?
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comment BT Wifi swamps my signal
It is worth mentioning that you're in the United Kingdom in case some forum users from other countries don't know what you mean when you mention "BT" (British Telecom).
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answered BT Wifi swamps my signal
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answered How can I make a Bash Script take an input before the script is invoked?
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