On Sunday 21 March 2004 08:46 pm, you wrote: > On Sun, 2004-03-21 at 21:01, Eric F Crist wrote: > > Also, it's nice to see some people who don't post a whole lot speak up > > about something. To all those, welcome! > > That's rather the problem. People who don't know much about unix are > perfectly happy to chime in about spelling or top posting, where > expertise is relatively easy to acquire. Pretty soon, the list stops > being about freebsd.
On the contrary. I believe there are a lot of people on the list that are very knowledgable that don't speak up very often. Perhaps they are here to simply see what other people are having problems with, perhaps they're here, as you say, with little knowledge. Personally, I don't care. I'm happy to be a part of a community that's willing to help eachother. I feel this particular thread is an issue that could help many. Maybe my knowledge or opinion doesn't mean much to you, buy perhaps to others. I, personally, ignore HTML and incorrectly formatted messages. If I'm personally interested in a thread, I will read it, regardless of format, but not if I'm simply trying to help a fellow BSDer out. If Joe Shmoe (sorry if that person really exists) composes an email that contains 18 previous messages and top-posts, amongst other things, I'm FAR less likely to read that message, much less reply. I'm anal enough to even edit those stupid forwards all of us get from our friends that are a combination of attachments and copy/paste so that it only contains the pertinent info. Mind you, this is only on the RARE email I feel is good enough to forward on myself, which is hardly ever random junk. Please allow us, without harrassement, to discuss issues people on this list find important. As Greg said earlier, if you don't like this thread, simply delete it. We're not making you read it. It hardly uses enough bandwidth for you to stress over. Have a great night, or morning, or whichever. -- Eric F Crist AdTech Integrated Systems, Inc (612) 998-3588