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Re: FAQ's versus "Questions Newbies SHOULD Ask"?

On 04/17/2015 04:15 AM, Chris Bannister wrote:
On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 08:52:16PM -0500, Nate Bargmann wrote:
* On 2015 14 Apr 13:57 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:

On Tuesday 14 April 2015 12:08:09 Lisi Reisz wrote:
On Tuesday 14 April 2015 17:03:48 Richard Owlett wrote:
FAQ's may indicate questions others have asked.

In my experience they frequently indicate questions the writer is
hoping/expecting you to ask, that noone has ever asked and that I have
never thought of asking.

I find it annoying that questions that really should be in there,
aren't. I once had a program which I couldn't quit from, (weird, but
true) and it wasn't even mentioned in the FAQ, all that was in there was
weird stuff that no one would even think of.


Good for a grin, Lisi, thanks.  And here I thought I was alone in
thinking that.

We're all cynics!

Just as well, too eh?

Cynic, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are not
as they ought to be.

Search results which deliver an FAQ more than several years old need to automagically be sent by the way-back machine to some place noted as "probably-old-and-crufty" in the search header. Then the author could pull it or update it. I learned the hard way to check the date before applying myself as root to make changes via keyboard. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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