[Centos] Restart centos from Commandline
noyler at khimetrics.com
Wed Mar 30 15:33:22 UTC 2005
It isn't that you are wrong, as much as there is a perfectly valid
reason not to answer those questions.
Because then people will ask them. And return and ask another.
They are all simple except that you become a resource, and that grows.
Support Irc channels are the easiest to see this in.
It isn't that it's difficult to answer these questions, it just gives no
incentive for people to try and learn the answer themselves, which
stunts their growth and makes them lean more on assistance.
It's easier on us all to force people to try and figure out the easy
answers, because if you can't figure out with google how to restart
linux from the command line, how will you be able to resolve 22
dependencies with 10 perl modules that require you to debug on 3 of them
error messages that.. you get the point.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Peter Farrow
> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 6:56 AM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [Centos] Restart centos from Commandline
> I agree,
> If a question really is very simple to answer, why not just give the
> answer, after all asking questions is how we all learn....
> Self importance really is ultimatelty self-defeating, no one knows
> everything....and one day we all have to ask.
> I've been in the computing game far too long to to claim to know
> definite answers to everything, the more you learn the more
> you realise you don't know!
> Joao Medeiros wrote:
> >Same happened to me when I joined the Fedora dlist and asked some
> >newbie question which I'm too ashamed to remember now :-)
> >Point is, the time it takes to reply with a "you're wasting my time"
> >could actually be used to give some help. If peeps are too busy why
> >bothering replying with nasty comments in the first place?!
> >Just my 2 cents...
> >On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 20:37:08 -0700, Collins Richey
<crichey at gmail.com>
> >>Every list goes through this sort of thrashing:
> >>1. There are some users who are too self-important to remember back
> >>when they were once n00bs. From what I've heard, these are the bulk
> >>of users on the Debian lists <grin>.
> >>2. There are others who can provide the simple answer AND a gentle
> >>reminder where the n00b might find the answer him/herself. What's
> >>old saying: "You ctch more flies with honey than with vinegar."
> >>3. Then there is the group (actually, subcategory of 1) who never
> >>any time and can't be bothered to read anything other than
> >>super-intellectual stuff and who fills the replies with "your're
> >>wasting our time."
> >>The most successful lists have a lot of users in category 2.
> >> Collins
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