[CentOS] Thanks, good bye, and an observation from a newbie.

C.M. Connelly cmc at math.hmc.edu
Wed Oct 19 17:55:47 UTC 2005


"LO" == Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

    LO> Not exactly my point, but close.  What I got aggravated
    LO> about was something that Ill call the 'I got Slashdot
    LO> first post' syndrome.  It seemed that some people raced to
    LO> see who could be first the 'answer' the question when they
    LO> didn't really know the answer and got angry when corrected
    LO> to current behavior.  And they would do it more than once,
    LO> even after being corrected more than once.

Back in the day, you'd see similar requests for help on Usenet.
The standard operating procedure was to reply to the poster, who
was expected to post a summary in response to his or her original
post.  Now we have mailing lists, and the old ``netiquette'' has
gone right out the window.

   Claire

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