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- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 12:28:04 -0500
- Subject: Re: screen
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I meant to move the reply-to to cygwin-talk when I responded in the
cygwin list but I forgot, so I'm just duplicating this message here.
On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 08:29:41AM -0800, Christopher Layne wrote:
>On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 04:14:06PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 01:01:23PM -0500, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>>>>And, just in case you're wondering if I am going to volunteer to help
>>>>you track down problems - I'm not. So, maybe anyone who wants screen
>>>>should volunteer to help.
>>>No, that was not my intention. I was trying to be courteous. But
>>>that's a two-way street. Forget it, I won't bother next time.
>>Since you were pinging me and since (on rereading) you were
>>consistently asking for help, I don't think it was a huge leap for me
>>to surmise that you might be wanting my help debugging problems. By
>>stating my intentions, I wanted to make it clear that someone else
>>needs to step in.
>You know this kind of things just shuts people off and turns them away
>right? People are trying to make progress, trying to make things
>better, and they're basically being told to go away. If he could do it
>himself, I'm sure he would have solved the issue by now. If he can't,
>perhaps he needs the help. I don't see what's so groundbreaking about
>"I'm not going to be able to help you with it now as I'm too busy, but
>perhaps throw the idea out there along with your observations and see
>who else bites." Is that somehow worse than "Look, I don't have the
>time to help you track down problems, find someone else." ?