On (28/09/04 12:02), remy harel wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Debian user for a long time, I think debian is a
> really good project, and a wonderful linux
> distribution. One more time, congratulations, and
> maybe one day I'll join you to help this project, but
> I still hesitate, I don't know if I m enough good to
> help ( young french engineer ). Whatever, the problem
> is not here.
> I was on many debian mailing lists, and I recently
> left these lists, for 2 main reasons. First, I got
> more than 100 mails a day, it's a bit too much
> according to me ! And the second... how to say.. In
> fact, two many questions were very simple, like how to
> use apt-get etc...So I left all lists excepts a few
> ones, not so verbose, but I would appreciate to help
> people who have questions more interesteding. I
> recently spoke with a friend, who is a old debian user
> too, and, he thought the same.
> So, why not create for exemple, debian-user-beginner,
> debian-user-average and debian-user-expert ? I think
> you should ask the question but perhaps a lot of
> debian users would appreciate it. And if users want to
> receive all questions, nothing more simple than
> suscribe to the 3 users lists.
> What do you think about that ? Please, give feed
> back to this email too, because today I'm not on the
> debian user list.
> sincerely yours,
In the relatively short time I've been on this list, this topic has been
raised on a number of occasions (Have a look at the archives).
The case against what you suggest is that there would be little
incentive for more experienced users/gurus to lurk on a beginners
list. Debian-user may be high maintenance but if you use a good mail
client (such as mutt) it is fairly easy to ignore/delete threads of no
interest. It is a forum where merely by reading the threads
that I'm interested in, I learn so much.
To break it into three lists will tend to fragment the community and I
suspect beginners or relative novices wouldn't recveive the same quality
of advice and guidance and debian adoption would suffer as a result.
Just my 2c worth ;)
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