Could someone please reopen this question:

How do I stop this message?

These repeated launchd error messages being reported to Console.app in Mac OS X is a perfectly real question, which has an answer: the one I provided.

Look, I realize that if you are approaching this question coming from a Windows software perspective and background, a one line question like the following, with no other information, would be ridiculous (i.e. in which of the trillions of apps for Windows are you seeing this error message?):

3/3/12 3:35:03.002 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.503: (com.hp.help.tocgenerator) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

Coming from a Mac perspective, I new immediately where he or she is seeing these messages, as there’s only one place, in Console.app:

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(As you can see, I have several similar messages myself).

If the question were still open, I could improve the wording of it to provide the information on where he/she is seeing it (which if it had been there in the first place, I would certainly hope this question wouldn’t have been closed).

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    you can still improve while closed. That's the point of closure, give it a chance to be fixed before it gets deleted.
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Mar 6, 2012 at 3:13
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    @Sathya's correct. NSGod, why don't you edit the question to improve it, and once your edit is approved, people can consider reopening it.
    – nhinkle
    Mar 6, 2012 at 3:40
  • @Sathya: Ugh, what the heck. At some point, for some reason, I got the impression that I couldn’t edit the post because it was closed, but that’s clearly not the case (think I was looking at the Revisions page or something). I’ve edited it now (which needs approval because of my rank) to help clarify it.
    – NSGod
    Mar 6, 2012 at 4:54

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The original question was fairly vague, a sentiment shared by 5 users, some of them users & voted to close them. You may recognize the problem because you've been in a similar situation, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a good question. Also, it helps to have a cool mind and not blast about people for question closure.

Having said that, closure of a question is not the end of the world. Anyone can propose edits and shape a bad question into a reasonably good question.

You have done that, I've approved the edit & reopened the question


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