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Re: www.debian.org and users information

On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 01:25:48AM -0500, Adam M. wrote:
> Kevin Mark wrote:
> >Hi DD folks,
> >Sarge is now approaching zero kelvin and folks are scrambing to get the
> >last few bugs squashed. I was recently thinking about why the non-clued
> >folks bash Debian with incomplete or inaccurate facts and a way to
> >address that. I think there should be a section on the main page that
> >contains links to cluefull faq to clear the FUD and to shed light on
> >  
> >
> That would imply we actually care about the FUD. Having an in-your-face
> FAQ about all these points would be OK, but people spreading the FUD
> would not care regardless.
> There is a group of people that will not read any manual, but think they
> still know everything regardless. They will look at
> stable/testing/unstable and proclaim from the bottom of their orifices
> that they know what these stand for. They will ignore the Debian
> Reference at
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/reference.en.html even
> though it is two clicks away from the main page (click on Docs then the
> Debian Reference).
> So the bottom line is people that listen/spreading FUD will probably not
> be addressed by this FAQ because they are not interested in reading
> documentation in the first place.

However, a single URL to refer to in anti-FUD responses is better than
telling people (perhaps open-minded management) to click all over the Debian



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