On 02/01/2009 11:00 PM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Cross posted to both Kubuntu and Ubuntu mailing lists.
> Very often posters ask questions on the *buntu lists, and they are
> followed up by one or five "doesn't work for me either" posts. Don't
> do that. And don't ask for the solution "if you find one".
> These mailing lists are public. When you clutter up a thread with "me
> too" posts it becomes difficult to find the solutions and the
> developments in the threads. You are making it _harder_ to come to a
> solution. And there is no need to request a solution: if a solution
> materializes, it will be posted in the thread. If you really, really
> feel the uncontrollable urge to self-identify with the OP then do it
> off list, but keep all problem solving on-list. Furthermore, if an OP
> does find the solution to a problem by himself, it is expected that he
> will post back with the solution.
> The only case where I could justify making a "post the solution" post
> public is when the OP solves his problem then does not post the
> solution. In that case, beat it out of him!
> Happy *Buntuing.
[Not snipped on purpose.]
I reckon that all of the clutter created by this thread has many times
over voided out any simple "me too" posts that one might see on this list.
I welcome _any_ post that is relevant to _this_ ubuntu users list; #
ubuntu-users - Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions
Perhaps kubuntu-users is different: kubuntu-users - Kubuntu Help and
I've dropped your cross-post to that list in this response.
So, here's a thought; how about posting stuff like this to the sounders
list, or asking ubuntu-users-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to update the faq,
I can easily count the times that you've posted OT stuff here and had
to be reminded to take it to sounder (I have as well so I'm no just pin
pointing you). Don't those, and these type of posts take up much more
bandwidth than someone that replies to a "technical support" post with
Apologies to others for even replying to this thread a second time... "I
engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad
judgment... I've acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a
manner people have come to expect from me. For this I am sorry. I
promise my fans and the public it will not happen again."
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