[CentOS] A proposed CentOS mailing list FAQ

Fri Jul 30 15:06:35 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 7/30/2010 9:35 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Folks,
>      I threatened to do this a few months ago.... Here's a first draft. I
> was thinking of it as something that might get posted the beginning of
> the month, or sent to someone who drops in with "it doesn't work!!!".
>      PLEASE feel free, no, *please* rip, shred, tear, rend this, and help
> me make it usable.

I don't quite see the point of posting stuff to try to control what 
people who don't read before posting will do...  But, if you want to 
make the futile effort, the only thing that matters to me is that the 
subject line is written carefully to reflect the topic.  It is easy 
enough to ignore off-topic postings as long as the subject identifies 
them as such.  A FAQ on how to answer might be more useful, pointing out 
that the list is archived in various places and the replies will come up 
in future searches, thus the replies that tell people to search for 
themselves instead of including the definitive link to an answer not 
only are useless to the requester but interfere with everyone's ability 
to search later.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com