Why do you use a devil as a mascot?

Alejandro Imass ait at p2ee.org
Fri Nov 12 22:43:26 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 5:15 PM, Tom Worster <fsb at thefsb.org> 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.
>>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.

Thanks Tom, I was beginning to think no one else cared about such
netiquette, and I just opted to let it go. Nevertheless, now that you
brought this up, I would like to point a couple of more things out to

The _intelligent_ thing to do is to actually read before blabbering
here about some religious crap.

When the OP signed up to this list he must have read this:


Where things like the following are very clearly stated:

When in doubt about what list to post a question to, see How to get
best results from the FreeBSD-questions mailing list.
Which points to this:

Before posting to any list, please learn about how to best use the
mailing lists, such as how to help avoid frequently-repeated
discussions, by reading the Mailing List Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) document.
Which points to this:

And in almost all these places there are links to the netiquette,
recommendations on how to search before you post and tons of
information on how to correctly interact with these mailing lists.

Ignorantia legis neminem excusat


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