mailing list and personal assaults

Da Rock freebsd-questions at
Mon Jan 2 23:33:02 UTC 2012

On 01/03/12 08:19, Bill Tillman wrote:
> I agree. A mailing list like this should not fall to the lowest common denominator. And I would like to add that while this community seems to be an exception, far too often someone wastes bandwidth and bytes by telling the person with a question to RTFM. I just finished a rather complicated project which took me days to resolve and several times when I asked questions there was always some wise crack at hand who would make the commen that "if you just RTFM" everything would be fine. In this case the manuals were lacking and most of the data was obselete or irrelavent to the project I was conducting....kind of like FreeBSD documentation.
That is unfortunately the case more often then not. There are use cases 
out there, but a lot of times the description of actually config 
variables is obscure.

I'm hoping to try and fix that, but its on a todo list. I'll post 
something when I have it up and running.

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