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Re: Lenny version info

On Mon, 13 Dec 2010, Chris Wadge wrote:

Well, you have my apologies, for whatever that's worth. I hate seeing exchanges like this. In the time it takes to tell somebody to "Google it", one could have simply replied with the correct answer. It's also worth noting that while search engines sometimes seem magical, they're simply indexing lots of possible answers -- some correct, some not. This mailing list and others do get archived and indexed eventually, so adding correct answers to the mix will only improve Google's signal to noise ratio in the long run.

The ironic part is that sometimes I am unable to Google an answer to my questions because the first 3 pages of search results are all threads where someone asks my question, 10 people say just google it, and nobody actually answers.


If anybody'd like to flame me for this email, that's fine. All I ask is that you do so to my personal email address and not to the list.

Best regards,

On 12/13/2010 05:12 PM, Ash Narayanan wrote:
Wow, what has this thread turned into!?

It started off as a simple question that could have been answered with one of two possible replies, namely, the solution itself or a suggestion to move this query to a more appropriate mailing list. Thank you to all of you whose replies fell in either of these two categories.

To the rest of you....what is wrong with you?
If you don't want to help, don't. Stop wasting time. Did it ever ocur to you that not everyone out there likes using a search engine? I was directed to debian-security by an ex-colleague since one of our servers uses debian. So I used it to ask a question that wasn't exactly related to security (although if you must know, it stemmed from another discussion on debian-security that did relate to security and one of my concerns was the version number of my system). So what? The responses I've received from you make me feel like I've committed a crime against humanity!

Can you imagine stepping in to a pet store with a question about your pets symptoms to be abused by the store attendant for not going to a vet instead?


PS: I've solved my problem. Thanks to those that actually helped.

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