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Re: [DEBIAN-USER] Should we split it? Should we have a Debian-new? was: splitting up the debian-user mailing list

On Aug 04, Anand Kumria wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Aug 1997, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > On Aug 02, Anand Kumria wrote:
> > > 
> > > I like the idea of a debian-news mailing list, and would think it would be
> > > a good idea to gate whatever it sent to it to the debian-user mailing
> > > list. Perhaps the debian-news mailing list could become similiar to the
> > > ApacheWeek <URL:http://www.apacheweek.com/> newsletter that gets sent out
> > > every week.
> > 
> > The debian-news would help for many things, like problems with upgrading
> > packages, and so on.
> > 
> > Perhaps an actual debian-FAQ posted regularly would also help:
> > Many questions on debian-user are asked frequent: PPP, star office, and
> > libc6 are a few examples. A few people, that take the best answers to those
> > questions and make a short FAQ, could help reducing the noise.
> Perhaps it would be possible to mail back the Debian FAQ, and some
> instructions on how to get past copies of Debian News and that you should
> search the archives before posting. I can't remember if this is what you
> get back currently.
> > Posted every week (or every second week), new users could read this before
> > they ask. I don't think, that every new user search the mailing list first,
> > before he post his questions.
> Me either.
> > I would begin with it, if you think that this is a good idea.
> Sure, if you have the time - go fot it.
> Also, in a previous email I said that I only look at the subject line
> before I decided to respond. Perhaps it would be a good diea if everyone
> who responds to a message modifies the subject line as appropriate - like
> this one.
> Then perhaps people will get into the habit of making the subject line
> relevant.

This would be useful. However, a maintained debian-news would be useful. No
questions - only answers. and a regularly FAQ.

Would this be possible?


"Rhubarb is no Egyptian god."
Marcus Brinkmann

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