A case of FreeBSD users shooting all FreeBSD users in the foot?

Mike Hoskins mike at adept.org
Sat Oct 11 01:57:06 PDT 2003

On Sat, 11 Oct 2003, Jonathan wrote:
>  The "If you ask advice, you'll get polite versions of 'RTFM' mostly." may
> very well come from the #freebsd irc channel, on freenode.net. I have gone in
> there once or twice and witnessed  really rude behavior. #freebsd is an
> excellent reason not to use FreeBSD. I would not dare ask a question there; I
> think it's run by professional (l337) sysadmin guys who are into sadism.

who else would you expect to run an IRC channel?  ;)

UNIX geeks have always shouted "RTFM"... BSD geeks, Linux geeks...  and
many geeks before them.  in all fairness, i'd expect a hardened GNU hacker
to have slightly thicker skin.  i thought that was a natural evolutionry
trait required for survival by any opensource proponent.


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