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Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Mon Nov 17 01:27:17 PST 2008

>> FreeBSD? i don't think so.
> While I can see the point you are trying to make, and it's a valid
> concern, I don't fully agree.
> What you are essentially hinting at is that having a forum will attract
> less experienced users.  I don't think less experienced people are, for
> some reason, 'idiots', but it seems plausible enough that having a

there are difference between "less experienced" and "idiots".
the latter are less experienced and WANT TO keep it that way.

that's the difference.

> _large_ number of inexperienced people may result in a significantly
> lower signal/noise ratio.  I can definitely agree to that.

with 100:1 signal/noise ratio experienced people will start to leave the 
community. or sooner.

today we have at least 10:1

> The web interface and ``editing in tiny boxes'' problem may be slightly

please note that webforums will attract only one kind of people.

those who are not just less experienced but so brainless that they can't 
even sent a subscribing mail to mailing list!!!!

they will not become experienced unix users ever.

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