a simple request
wesleyharp at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 01:28:16 BST 2008
There really is no function to do that and even if there were, how is that
much different than having a channel topic which is already mostly ignored?
Besides, that would only provide information to those people who actually
On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 7:14 PM, Greg McCrory <greg at coolbrew.com> wrote:
> I would even venture the argument that recent decisions, notices, and
> other information should be continuously scrolled on the IRC channel by
> the channel bot.
> Dustin Puryear wrote:
> > Did you know the list is configured to reply to the OP instead of back
> > to the list? I just clicked Reply and it was addressed to
> > wesj at wesleyharp.com. Odd. Just a FYI.
> > Anyway, this is pretty much par for the course, so you just have to get
> > used to it. If someone asks something that is already documented, just
> > reply with the URL. Eventually that will help. Otherwise, that's just
> > the way the Internet is. :)
> > --
> > Dustin Puryear
> > President and Sr. Consultant
> > Puryear Information Technology, LLC
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> > Author, "Best Practices for Managing Linux and UNIX Servers"
> > http://www.puryear-it.com/pubs/linux-unix-best-practices/
> > Wesley Harp wrote:
> >> I don't want to be writing this email, I wish there was no need. That
> >> being said, it is not my intention to step on anyone's toes or offend
> >> anyone. Additionally, I am not speaking for the group even if I use
> >> "we" or any other plural pronoun.
> >> Our resources are stretched pretty thinly. For a team with 30+
> >> there is a very small minority doing most of the work. I understand
> >> that's how thing are in life and I'm ok with it, or at least more ok
> >> with it than I used to be. That being said, what I don't think is ok
> >> for all the work we are doing to be ignored. We try to keep everyone
> >> informed as much as possible. We send out information to the mailing
> >> list, there are posts on the forums, meeting reminders are sent out,
> >> there are details on things on the wiki. All this takes a LOT of work.
> >> We miss some things, but by and large the information is all up to date
> >> and accurate.
> >> I feel like no matter how much information we're putting out there, we
> >> keep getting asked the same questions over and over. Questions whose
> >> answers are easily found on one or more of our team resources (wiki,
> >> forum, Google calendar, etc.). The answers are always available if you
> >> do a little looking. I understand that everyone doesn't have the same
> >> amount of time to put forth, but for the people who show up once every
> >> month or so and want to know why they don't know about decision X, or
> >> feature Y I'm not sure what to say. We can only do so much. If people
> >> aren't willing to keep themselves informed and up to date on what's
> >> going on there's not much we can do about that. At the same time, we
> >> aren't here to spoon feed information to everyone.
> >> All I'm asking is that people read the information we're sending out
> >> make sure to check the site and other resources before you ask your
> >> questions. If you're going to commit to being a part of the team, then
> >> part of that commitment is keeping yourself informed. It's up to you.
> >> Wes
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