[CentOS] OT: Top Posting

Fri May 16 15:08:27 UTC 2008
Carol Anne Ogdin <caogdin at gmail.com>

Les Mikesell questioned, "...who would go there to post any answers?"  The
answer is the same people who share here...and probably many more who find
this sparse medium harder to navigate.  There's a thriving community I
helped create and nurture, which I've described at

When there's value provided, many people will rise to the challenge of
adding even more value.

And, yes, I know there's an archive of posts to this forum, but the question
is one of focus:  Do you  hold more value for a lively (virtual) meeting
with lots of participants, or a quiet library where information is archived?
This medium feels to me more like the latter.

--Carol Anne

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Les Mikesell
> Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:12 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] OT: Top Posting
> Carol Anne Ogdin wrote:
> > Jumping in late here:  I sincerely wish that this list was 
> maintained 
> > on any of the quality "bulletin board" or "Forum" tools.  It would 
> > reduce my eMail load, allow me to zoom in on just the issues of 
> > interest to me at the moment, and I can eMail those posts to myself 
> > that are relevant to my own needs for further editing and 
> documentation.
> If people only looked for questions when they were interested 
> in an answer, there wouldn't be any answers.
> > I find the entire USENET and eMail list thing utterly antediluvian, 
> > and wicked hard to use.  Often, I can only barely remember that 
> > *maybe* something relevant was discussed months ago, but is now 
> > relevant to my current issue today.  A "forum" is more 
> practical as a 
> > tool for building a collective knowledge of the CentOS community.
> But who would go there to post any answers?
> > Of course, for those of you who still prefer this medium, a "forum" 
> > can eMail you posts, just like you see them today.  But people who 
> > would like to search for a solution from a year or so ago 
> could search 
> > the central resource.
> Huh?
> >> http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos
> This is on the bottom of every message.  Click it sometime 
> and follow the link there that says 'CentOS Archives'.  But 
> Google is the place to search since it has the list contents 
> and a lot of other resources.
> -- 
>    Les Mikesell
>     lesmikesell at gmail.com
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