proposed spear catchers

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Fri May 18 07:59:00 GMT 2001


On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 03:49:28PM +0100, David Starks-Browning wrote:
>On Friday 18 May 01, DJ Delorie writes:
>> > Sure, why not.  This one's easy.  Can anyone say "Read the FAQ"? ;-)
>> 
>> On the DJGPP list, the person who wrote the FAQ (Eli) happens to be
>> very active in the group.  Everyone else *knows* that if the answer is
>> in the FAQ, Eli will post the section number, so we all know to wait
>> for him to do it.  Having one person on the Cygwin list whose job it
>> is to post "Please see FAQ section 4.6" for questions answered in the
>> FAQ might make everyone else's job easier, and the mailing list less
>> confusing.
>
>That would be me.
>
>I don't mind doing this.  At least, we can try it this way for a
>while.
>
>I don't normally bother, because I anticipate being the 3rd or 4th
>person to make such a response.
>
>In the past, I've had a lot of trouble keeping up with the list.  But
>since volume has come down somewhat, I think I can keep up with the
>traffic.
>
>Hope this helps.

Yep.  It helps a lot.  It may not hurt to have people in two time zones
answering the questions.  I know that Larry is in the ESTEDT time zone.
I don't know where Earnie is.

Do we need a script or possibly a standard wording in the email.  I think
that repetition of a single way of responding is probably a good thing.

I think that repetition of a single way of responding is probably a good
thing.

cgf



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