[CentOS] Re: plan of action? -- people who answer questions ...

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Thu Sep 15 20:43:36 UTC 2005

Robert <roberth at abbacomm.net> wrote:
> greetings,
> can someone(s) in authority please come up with a plan(s)
> of action in regards to this list medium?
> unfortunately this list has pretty much reached the point
> of no return and has become virtually useless.

One thing that is really shocking me is how many people
"lurk"  and don't bother to answer questions, and the only
time they post is to ask them ... or worse yet ... only enter
"meta-discussions."  I'm actually answering questions,
regularly, among a few other people.

So maybe I should just start asking technical questions
instead of answering them?  So maybe it's because I virtually
_never_ ask them, hence why some select people think I'm here
"sporting my knowledge."  God that gets to me!

Now let's get _exact_.

>From what Preston posted, he had obviously not even bothered
to thing things through, let alone not even hit the man page
about mplayer -- which is why the majority of his post was
_not_ about his question, but some other tangent!  He might
have not known about the "-endpos" option directly, but the
man page _does_ lay out how to do bit rate, even if not

Now people can accuse me of "liking to hear myself talk." 
But man, I'm tired of people who have stories to tell with
virtually *0* technical investigation or info in their first
post, then turn around and complain about _me_ when I try it
point out there are Linux solutions.  This hypocrisy is
happening over and over.

I guess the only way to solve it is to just not post to the
list.  And I'm going to stop helping select people too.

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