Why do you use a devil as a mascot?

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Fri Nov 12 22:39:22 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 05:15:37PM -0500, Tom Worster wrote:

> On 11/12/10 2:29 PM, "Jerry McAllister" <jerrymc at msu.edu> wrote:
> >Lots of people see FreeBSD and the web site and the mascott, etc for
> >the first time probably each day.    Some of them will have the same
> >mistaken idea since the misunderstanding of it is implanted in people's
> >heads from an early age.    Although you may get tired of hearing that
> >same old argument again and again, I do, it does not automatically make a
> >person a troll if they ask the question.
> Hmm.
> It is inconsiderate and lazy to ask someone else to answer a question
> without making any effort to answer it yourself first. The misdeed is
> multiplied when the culprit asks hundreds of people in a discussion group
> such as this. That's why it is often considered a violation of etiquette.
> The fact that lmgtfy.com and 'RTFM' are both well know suggests that this
> is not a fringe opinion.

You expect a newbie to know it all.   
That is inconsiderate and lazy.
You started somewhere, so does everyone else.

> >The intelligent thing is to give a reasonable answer and point the person
> >to some web pages where they can become informed and then ignore it.
> I would describe that as the indulgent thing, not the intelligent thing.

You would have starved before now if other people had your attitude.


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