Re: FAQ on debian-user (was Re: call for a vote -- should debian-user mailing list replies go to author or to list?)
From: Paul Johnson (baloo_at_ursine.ca)
To: email@example.com Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 19:45:53 -0700
On Thursday 25 August 2005 09:31 am, kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
> Derek "The Monkey" Wueppelmann wrote:
> >This seems to come up rather regularly on this list. Perhaps it might
> >make sense to have a FAQ somewhere that is mailed to any new user that
> >subscribes to the list. This way it can answer some of the common
> >questions that people have, including this one.
> I started something along these lines. But I got busy with my research +
> academic work and could not get back to updating it.
#2 should probably start, "By distribution I mean one of Debian stable, Debian
testing, Debian unstable distributions, not Knoppix, Stormix, etc."
#6 should probably s/frowned upon/prohibited.
#9 should probably include an introduction of Reply-to-List and a list of
modern MUAs that (properly) support such basic functionality as replying
#11 is incorrect. Anything unrelated to Debian *users* is off-topic (the
archives and the list webpage can attest to this).
The #1 at the end of the page about the list for newbies should be
self-evident (if not answered by a list archive but by common sense...who
wants to read a list of almost nothing but can't-be-bothered-to-google
questions?). #2 in that same section is redundant with #9 above.
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