Newbie query: Ubuntu vs openSUSE
kassube at gmx.net
Sun Dec 25 07:01:05 UTC 2011
Robert Holtzman wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 11:23:27PM +0530, Rameshwar Kr. Sharma wrote:
> > On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 11:08 PM, Robert Holtzman <holtzm at cox.net>
> > > Giving you the benefit of the doubt that you're not a troll,
> > > before you leap to post a question to this, or any other, list
> > > when you get stuck, *please* read
> > >
> > > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#rtfm
> > Bad, not a good language, behave like Liam! Shame on you!
> I have no idea what you're talking about!
I'm not sure, but I think he means the way the text is written. IMHO it
intimidates people, especially newbies. When I first read that text, I
thought the author meant to say: "Don't ask questions unless you have
spent a long time to do everything else possible to find a solution. And
if you then really need to ask, prove to us that you have done your
homework." Therefore I would never point anyone to that text even though
the contents is useful. It is just the way it is written which makes it
a bad text.
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