[Shorewall-users] Newbie list question ? Or not ?

Tom Eastep teastep at shorewall.net
Thu Dec 4 14:27:45 PST 2003


On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 14:00, Scott Merrill wrote:

> 
> I _completely_ understand your frustration, as I watch in awe at the 
> consistent level of in-depth technical advice you've provided to the list.  I 
> wonder, though, if perhaps you aren't being a little too literal while others 
> are being too informal?

It's possible -- email is a rather imprecise medium.

> 
> I've been quiet through all the discussion so far because I don't have any 
> positive contributions to make.  It seems like you genuinely want to provide 
> technical support, and I respect that committment to your work.  I don't want 
> to advocate a solution like "Tom should only answer question that the 
> community can't answer in three days" because I don't want to tell you how to 
> run your show.  I think a better solution is "Tom answers the questions he 
> feels like answering, and sod the rest."  ;)

It may come to that :)

> 
> I think the newbies list is a good thing, provided the community is gentle in 
> redirecting people who incorrectly / too-quickly subscribe to the 
> (non-newbie) users mailing.

Nod.

-Tom
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