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Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at
Wed Jan 6 14:02:31 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 6:58 AM, Amedee Van Gasse (ub)
<amedee-ubuntu at> wrote:
> "How To Ask Questions The Smart Way"
> by Eric Steven Raymond (ESR) and Rick Moen

This link was brought up during the community roundtable at UDS back
in November. It does have it's merit, but I'm actually not a huge fan.
It tends to be pretty strict and the framing of saying how to ask
*smart* questions makes the assumption that people who aren't asking
them that way are asking *dumb* questions. This isn't really the case
and we don't want people to be afraid to ask questions for fear they
are "dumb" the goal here is to teach folks how to ask "Better"
questions :)

There is a useful community-maintained document that boils down and
gives examples to several what P Echols' original mail discusses:


Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2

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