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Re: List intolerance VS advocacy
On Thu, 2002-06-13 at 03:14, Scott Sandeman-Allen (RSCorp) wrote:
> It is detrimental to everyone if we discourage people from asking questions and
> when we offend users of any experience level.
When I started using OpenBSD about 3 years ago, I was flamed severely
for asking questions that, granted, were already in the OpenBSD faq or
in the archives. It's not that I didn't know what I was doing as I had
run FreeBSD 5 years prior to OpenBSD, but that I was unfamiliar with
some aspects of the OpenBSD environment. At first I was pissed off and
decided to go back to FreeBSD, but then remembered that is was _MY_
fault that I didn't research enough before posting as _many_ resources
tell you to do before posting to _any_ OpenBSD list.
After 3 years of working with OpenBSD I have come to respect the fact
that I may be ignored flamed or otherwise dismanteled by the list for
not properly researching first. I have learn more about OpenBSD than
any other UNIX or UNIX-like OS to-date. New users need to learn how to
discover things for themselves. Handing them commands (like I often
request) simply doesn't work.
Don't change a thing. It's worked for me. ;)