Flamewar ( was: Sponsoring FreeBSD)

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Tue Jun 2 23:01:54 UTC 2009

>> matter at all. Rather if you can get answer to questions about FreeBSD.
>> You can, even easier if some moderation would be present here.
> Considering that the mailing list is one of the few places where
> support exists, I don't know that I can agree with you.
> Also, I don't think that an artificial filter or barrier-to-entry is
> desirable, in general.

Definitely is. It saves our time and their time.

> but they don't learn well by reading technical documentation

Then he/she don't need unix, or at least will not ever be able to use it 
without ability to read the documentation.

>> Some people may want both, but well you can't have everything. It's not
>> possible to everyone will agree with everyone on mailing list, and with
>> every potential new user.
> I know that disagreeing is inevitable.  My position is that a pleasant
> tone would be nice.

Mine too. What i really don't like here sometimes are lack of discussion, 
just agressive answers from some people.

>  An example of a harsh tone (one which I haven't
> seen on here) is telling someone to RTFM.

No it isn't if you point out WHICH manual - which i always do.

>  Another example (which I
> have seen on here) is people who just enjoy arguing turning reasonable
> threads into flamewars.

Maybe they enjoy, but usually - they just can't resist different opinions 
and start to attack personally.

>> This keeps the system's quality high.
> I politely disagree.  I doubt that a harsh community does anything to
> maintain a high-quality system.

Why harsh? I don't understand you here.

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