a though on questions:

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Wed May 16 16:10:00 GMT 2001


On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 08:20:51AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>A big me too on the what questions to answer, and knee jerkiness :]
>
>One thing I'm trying is only answering
>* direct questions and followups to previous conversation
>* questions on packages or features I maintain (xfree web site, squid,
>threads)
>* the occasional one I can resist - ie fifo & mknod :]
>
>And I'll wait a few hours before answering to see if a non-developing
>volunteer will stepup (unless the answer is still in just my head).
>
>My theory is that by only answering the questions I'm _needed_ to answer
>duplicates should be reduced.

I really appreciate all of the thought that people are putting into this.
I'm not aware of this kind of activity or responsibleness (word?) in any
other mailing list.  Maybe we actually can make a difference and curb
the cygwin list while still helping people.

cgf



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