Re: debian forum
On Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 09:38:50AM +1000, Julian De Marchi wrote:
> The purpose of the forum was not to ake over the mailing list, but assist
> is more in-depth problems and a way of people to find common issues,
> instead of using the maillist to ask for problems which have already been
> addressesed. Is'nt it funny that, when the topic is first mentioned, not
> many people have anything to say. But when someone does something,
> everyone has their two cents to add in.
> I am NOT trying to take over any of the other forums. Sorry if it seemed
> that way. I wish to create a place for people to talk about more in depth
> problems, where the answers can be archived and retrived by all. Forums
> will never beat mailling lists!
> I am aware that there are other forums out there. I am just trying to give
> back to the Debian community, as I have been giving so much.
> Please appreciate my efforts, and instead of trying to tell me it is
> wrong, give useful suggestions.
A major difficulty with this suggestion is, IMHO, the question of
expert resources, that is to say the time of people whose answers to
questions are actually useful. These people seem not to be interested
in yet another forum/list/whatever that they feel obliged to
watch. (At least this is the impression I get from the responses that
I have seen to other, prior suggestions of this general sort.) I think
the 'good answer people' are a scarce resource that should be handled
carefully. Personnally, I fail to see how this proposal would use this
scarce resource more effectively, so I am fearful about giving it a
try. What happens if the 'good answer people' stop paying attention
and stop noticing to pleas for help? Not good.
Paul E Condon