Bill Moseley wrote:
And to think that *I* feel guilty for subscribing *just* to ask a question.... with the intent of unsubscribing once I get an answer. :)On Tue, May 24, 2005 at 08:38:19PM -0400, Michael Marsh wrote:Requiring people to subscribe in order to post is worse than annoying.Right on. I just want my questions answered. Why should I have to see all those other people asking for help?...
Personally, I think there *should* be some barrier to posting to mailing lists (like subscription). It encourages people to try to solve the problem by themselves before bothering others. It's not unlike the long hold times that you get when you call tech support lines. They aren't *really* "experiencing higher than average call loads" at that time. They just want to get the people who aren't really at wit's end to hang up and try RTFM.
Having said that, I also agree with the poster who said that, if a mailing list is your product's primary feedback channel, then it should be more open... but that's not the case with debian-laptop, since debian-laptop isn't really a "product". Debian-devel is probably more of a channel for specific packages... but, even then, Debian has its own bug-submission system which requires no subscription or sign-up *anyway*... so I don't think that argument applies to Debian.
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