community Digest, Vol 36, Issue 45
jsuggs at murmp.com
Fri Jul 20 19:44:13 CEST 2007
Andy Powell wrote:
> On Friday 20 July 2007 17:35, Jonathon Suggs wrote:
>> IRC and mailing lists have their uses, but so do forums. I honestly
>> don't understand the resistance to the idea of a forum. Other than
>> people being so closed minded and elitist that they can't understand how
>> people are soo stupid not to have know the answer to the question already.
> At what point did I actually say *anything* against forums? Please, show me. A
> question was asked and I made a suggestion - just because you don't like it
> doesn't mean others weren't aware of it as an option or whatever.
>> So if anything, hopefully those people (who are the people who give FOSS
>> a bad rep) will stick to IRC and mailing lists, and people that can
>> actually perform social interaction can help people out in the forums.
> Wait, did you just insult everyone who uses irc / mailing lists. Good move.
> You just failed 'social interaction 101'
Ok, before this turns into an argument, I was not referring directly to
you. Very sorry for not stating that explicitly.
As far as insulting people, I do not mean to offend. However, you can't
honestly think that the general consensus of the FOSS "help groups" is
positive, do you? There is a time and a place for RTFM to be a legit
response, but 9 times out of 10, it is someone asking a simple question
that they don't know the answer to, and someone doesn't take the extra
few seconds to give a link or reference instead of belittling them.
So my point is to keep the mailing list technical, but offer forums for
those who are less-technical and are inevitably going to ask "stupid"
P.S. I did not fail, social interaction 101. But you are certainly up
for the jumps to conclusions award for 2007
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