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Re: Access Control
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Access Control
- From: Pedro Timoteo <deh_(_at_)_contentlab_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 16:05:22 +0100
- Organization: ContentLab
Michael Grice wrote:
> > If you are too low a lifeform to be able to learn how to use the
> > manual page subsystem, why should we help you?
> You know, this response seems out of proportion to the question being
> asked. Something like "Learn to use the man pages" followed by the
> example gets the point across without name calling and without holding
> his hand.
> [Especially if you're coming to OBSD from Linux where the man pages
I agree... Someone coming from Linux (like I did) isn't used to the man
pages actually being useful, so they don't begin by trying them.
I have a small site, with a clearly visible FAQ of about 10 questions. The
FAQ section is in a different colour, and there are lots of messages
throughout the site, saying things like "if you have problems here, READ
THE FAQ". Yet I get asked questions which are in the FAQ, sometimes several
times a day.
I sometimes lose my patience... but then I prefer not to reply at all.
Maybe something in the default MOTD saying "Our manpages DON'T suck. If you
need help, try them before asking questions" would help...
The overlapping moment of time when the hand is locking the car
door even as the brain is saying, "my keys are in there!"
-- Rich Hall, "Sniglets"
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