Technical support, not general discussions (Was: basic)

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at
Wed Feb 3 16:00:48 UTC 2010

On Wed, February 3, 2010 15:16, Hrishikesh Murali wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Odd <iodine at> wrote:
>> Geeeze, people. No wonder people are turned away from Linux,with the
>> kind of 'help' they get here. How about some courtesy and flexibility
>> for newcomers? I've seen lots of others asking for this kind of help in
>> the past, without getting this kind of dismissal. Thanks, Amedee, you're
>> a real 'champ'. :-(
> I don't think Amedee was 'absolutely' wrong in posting this, as a matter
> of
> fact this is a Ubuntu technical support list.
> But at the same time, I don't think 'q0k''s questions were all that
> 'wrong'
> to ask in this mailing list. So lets all clear this up, I am guessing
> 'q0k'
> has got enough points to start on.

Of course. It started in a grey area.
I didn't comment until I noticed that the discussion started to drift.
Perhaps I voiced my opinion too early. I'm only human.

> 'q0k':
> Please do come back if you have any other queries :) We'll be glad to
> help.
> If you feel there is more to discuss on 'Why Ubuntu', it would be good if
> you posted it on sounder at (For the sake of following the
> rules of this mailing list) or post it offline as some people are not very
> comfortable with discussions like this here.

I agree. Sounder is a better list for 'Why Ubuntu'. But that's just one
man's opinion.


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