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Re: `Xorg -configure' failure



On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 9:52 PM, Scott Ferguson
<prettyfly.productions@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/10/11 03:56, Harry Putnam wrote:
>> Scott Ferguson <prettyfly.productions@gmail.com> writes:
>>
>> [...]
>>
>>>>> It's considered bad manners to cross post - why waste more peoples
>>>>> time?
>>>>
>>>> Why is that wasting anyones time.  Some people read it here some
>>>> there, if they don't like the subject or content they move on.
>
> What happens it that most lists (officially or otherwise) have people
> who try and make sure all requests for assistance are answered - when
> you cross post it can happen that two people on different lists invest
> time (that could be spent elsewhere) on answering a question. Only one
> correct solution is useful - so the other work is redundant.
> In this instance the issue *is* upstream (X.org or the
> freedesktop.org.) - while I've suggested solutions that may work
> (work-arounds), the best solutions are ones made upstream - and they'll
> take time to come downstream.

I disagree. Even on this one list, there may be more than one person
"investing time" to answer a post. Big deal! As long as it isn't
no-genune, nuisance post as we've had in the past - and will probably
have in the future.

This "don't cross-post" convention is a pre-historic inheritance from
when there were a dozen Linux users subscribing to the same half-dozen
lists...


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