[CentOS-devel] Forum Thread -- Relating to the CentOS 5 Testing Repository

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 22:15:53 UTC 2010


On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
> On 12/01/10 18:11, Alan Bartlett wrote:

>> I have, in my own way, suggested that users requiring information of
>> this nature should ask their pertinent questions on this m/l. It
>> seems, however, that some people are not happy to use this list.
>
> humm wonder why that is.

It's not just "this list" more general.  :)  Just like there are
people (like yourself) who do not like the forum interface, there
*are* people who do not like mailing lists.  The fact CentOS provides
both venues is blessing.

To attest what Alan said, I want to add my observations as well.  At
times, there are questions that cannot be answered by any of the
helpers in the forums such as those that only CentOS devs/core admins
can answer.  Also, the mailing lists are supposed to have "thousands
of experts" ( quoting your own words; I have yet to see all those
thousands speak up on the lists ;-P ).

Anyway, I do ask forum posters to use the mailing list when that is
the only option to get responses.  In most cases, they don't bother.
If the subject is important or something that comes up often, I then
do a middle man just like Alan has done.

Akemi


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