wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 07:05:54 UTC 2013
On 10/02/2013 01:40 AM, chris wrote:
> On 02/10/13 16:53, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 02/10/13 11:22, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On 09/30/2013 12:59 PM, Tommy Trussell wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 6:26 AM, Patrick Asselman <iceblink at seti.nl
>>>> <mailto:iceblink at seti.nl>> wrote:
>>>> On 2013-09-28 20:33, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
>>>> So far I have almost never got any answers to anything I
>>>> asked here,
>>>> And adding this line will make sure that this improves, right?
>>>> I'm not sure of the "official" stance about supporting this mailing
>>>> list, but in my opinion it is getting a bit less helpful every month.
>>>> I'm not certain of the cause, but I believe it's because the only
>>>> way to
>>>> "police" problematic postings is to warn and/or ban after the fact.
>>>> The discussion forums (the official Ubuntu ones as well as others) are
>>>> probably somewhat better places to discuss technical questions,
>>>> especially if they are consistently and conscientiously moderated.
>>> No, that tends to run experienced people off instead. The BEST way to
>>> get a response is to show that you have already done your own
>>> homework first and still come up empty. That makes the quest a
>>> challenge. Or, if someone just falls down and cries HELP ME! it
>>> usually doesn't. Doing some demonstrable personal due-diligence first
>>> is the key for successful support participation within the older hard
>>> line users.
>>> Plus, the problem has to be ~interesting~ and/or resolvable for
>>> anyone else to spend time with it. This is olde timey stuff and
>>> olde-timey list netiquette. Plus, your remark is just "glittering
>>> generalities" with no basis in fact.
>>> Help someone ...if you're that concerned. That is easy, with a bit of
>>> experience. But to Google up the answer for someone else? Nah.
>>> Personally I am not interested in doing that and thereby foster a
>>> dependency. I doubt anyone else here is either. Ric
>>> p/s You'll NEVER see me reply to a top poster either, but that's just
>> Well said.
>> As well, a top-poster gets two (2) chances with me. On the third
>> occasion they get relegated to the latrine bucket to join the rest of
>> the assholes I have come across in the past and their posts are no
>> longer visible to me.
> Well put Basil.
> Hopefully will be in Sydney next year. Will let you know
Me too! I'm looking right now at an innertube with hardly any holes in
it. :) Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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