Which Way to Partition.

Tabor Kelly tkelly-freebsd-questions at taborandtashell.net
Fri Jan 21 23:52:00 PST 2005

Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Friday, 21 January 2005 at 22:14:13 -0800, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>>On  Friday, January 21, 2005 9:28 PM, stheg olloydson wrote:


>>>BTW, having "GNU/Linux -> Freedom" in your sig file when posting to a
>>>*BSD list is a bit of a _faux pas_, wouldn't you agree?
>>Probably not as much as a faux pas as posting the same message TWICE,


> None of the above help improve the standard of the channel.
> A few weeks back we discussed closing down the FreeBSD-newbies mailing
> list, because just about everything on it is a technical questions.
> One of the biggest objections was "but the people on -questions are so
> unfriendly".
> Can we try to change that?

Indeed. My first post to this email list (since I have been back from a 
3 year hiatus) was a question about the infamous portsdb -uU/portupgrade 
-uU segfault. My reward for coming back to this list was an angry email 
from Don Novello (spam at black-star.net).

Also, if you are going to tell people that they posted duplicate 
messages, do you need to send that to the whole email list? If you send 
it to the whole list, you are wasting just as much bandwidth as the guy 
who accidentally sent his message twice, except you are doing it on purpose.


Tabor Kelly
tkelly-freebsd-questions at taborandtashell.net

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