Xfce ML FAQ - v0.2

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Sun Jul 31 14:53:49 CEST 2005

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Auke Kok wrote:

> o I've read the websites and I still need help!
> Asking on a mailing list for help is hard: Everyone will read your
> question and will criticise you if you submit a question in the wrong
> way. There's a really good document you should read _before_ you post to
> _any_ mailing list first:
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

I hesitate to recommend this document to most casual users.  Even one of
the co-authors (Rick Moen) freely admits[1] that it's gotten out of
control and way too long to be useful as an intro to OSS mailing list
posting.  It's interesting and useful for geeks, in the "yeah, that's so
right, and I wish more people would follow this" sort of way, but we're
not the target audience.  Most people who are just trying to get help
are going to take one look at the length of that document not bother

> work or real study (except some lucky basterds who do both). If you're

Was the misspelling of 'bastards' intentional?  If so, then I insist on
the Bostonian phonetic spelling of 'beahstids'.  ^_^


[1] http://lists.svlug.org/archives/svlug/2005-July/050310.html

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