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Re: Musings on debian-user list

Interesting thread.  From a Debian/Linux and Debian email list newbie's perspective: I spent several months researching Debian (actually tried openSUSE before Debian), printing/reading manuals, wiki's, doing multiple installations trying different options and configurations, before ever signing up on this list.  The resources available for Debian are so good and plentiful a complete novice like myself got Debian installed on a desktop and laptop at home, and use the desktop as a wireless music server running Squeezecenter (formerly Slim Server).  The way I view it is - I don't post until I've exhausted trying to figure something out on my own.  However since I'm a newbie sometimes this doesn't take too long.  :)  My experience has been, when I post I try to share what I've done and if I have an idea, post it and look for edits/comments if I'm on the right track.  Using this approach on this list has resulted in very helpful responses and quick solutions.

The way I see Debian/Linux and this list is: no one owes me any of their time, so whoever helps is an added bonus.  I'm not entitled to help from anyone, but very much appreciate it when I get it.  I'm just thankful to have Debian/Linux available to use, so I don't mind putting in the time to try and figure things out on my own.  Heck, that's half the fun sometimes!


On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 8:26 AM, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
On 2009-07-28 06:34, Neal Hogan wrote:
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 6:25 AM, Nate Bargmann<n0nb@n0nb.us> wrote:
* Neal Hogan <nealhogan@gmail.com> [2009 Jul 28 06:01 -0500]:

I appreciate the OP's sentiment that the lack of flaming is good . . .
but, a good (hearted) laugh at another's expense is . . . fun . . .
and seems to be discourged/avoided here. Why? What's the problem? A
thick skin is an attribute, not a detrimment.
We guys were having a bit o' fun at our own expense in the "grep
boobies" thread until someone became upset over it.


A woman coming along and saying, "you're being insensitive" (even when you're *not* being insensitive) has an eventual chilling effect.

Debian is serious business!!

I agree, but . . .

He was being sarcastic.  (I think.)

Scooty Puff, Sr
The Doom-Bringer

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