Re: Virus incident
On Friday 23 November 2001 04:36, Brian Nelson wrote:
> Craig Dickson <email@example.com> writes:
> > Yes, and newbies are also users, so their questions are appropriate in
> > this forum.
> So you're saying newbie questions are appropriate...
Very much so!
> But no one wants to read newbie questions. So why are they
> appropriate if no one wants to read them?
They're deb users right?
> Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with newbies banding
> together and trying to answer each other's questions. Sounds like it
> would be a great learning experience.
Were you born that short sighted & elitist or do you have to practice?
They're probably having the most dificult time with computers since they
started using them or even THE MOST difficult time with a computer. They are
finding the fundmentals of their venture into Linux/UNIX dis-information,
mis-understood concepts & bad practices started now can make for major
problems latter. Guess what, you've just proposed the best wat to propergate
dis-information & bad practices while also promoting mis-understood concepts.
> Newbies are nothing more than impatient learners. I don't understand
> why it's so important to help them on this list.
See above, & cause they're the next generation of users. Is it to much to ask
to give a guying hand, a
> I think it's more helpful to not help them, just point them toward the docs
> and let them help themselves. It will make for a far better Debian
> experience for them in the long run.
You mean man pages.. RTFM, well I've RTFM & for the first 6 month of linux I
typicaly was more confused AFTER reading the man pages than before. They
require a level of knolage & understanding and often newbies DON'T have that.
> Besides, those Outlook attributions are so god damn annoying. They
> polute the list and make my eyes hurt.
Do something about it then, help people no NOT use outlook.