The think is though, in my case anyways, is that the computer that I read these emails on and usually post from, does not have access to the WWW. The only access I get is to the company's MS Exchange server. So if I am having a problem with my server at home, I usually post it and read the responses while at work on my spare time, so I can't always check the archives before making a post.
Michael Turcotte Information Systems City of North Bay 200 McIntyre St. E PO Box 360 North Bay, Ontario P1B 8H8 [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca > -----Original Message----- > From: Shawn Singh [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 1:03 PM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: [gentoo-user] Gentoo Docs & FAQ: Rules Suggestion > > While it's certain that people join the Gentoo mailing list (or any > other mailing list for that matter) to get help with the software...I > think that in some respects some times folks are not being mature with > respect to the community aspect of the list and in other cases are > outright abusing the list (which I myself have done as well) > > I think that we should make some rules for the list. > > For example on the BIND mailing list, one of the rules was before you > submitted a post, you needed to do some research online and check the > archieves, b/c if you didn't then you got dogged out (and (perhaps) > rightly so) for it. > > While it is mentioned that there are no official archieves at: > http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/lists.xml > Folks can find certain answers and postings if they use google... > > This is just a suggestion, and I certainly apologize if I offend > anyone with it, but I think that we want to maintain the list as a > center of high quality discussion and information sharing, and not get > bogged down with redundant issues. > > Shawn > -- > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list -- email@example.com mailing list