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by Niall <niall at magicgoeshere.com>:
> On Tue, May 16, 2000 at 01:51:29PM +0100, Noel Carroll wrote:
>> > Is this be rude to newbies day or what? Kate, you do have a very good
> > point but, if newbies geta sharp answer like that they might just give up on
> > the whole lark. Remember that the average Windoze user is shielded from the
> > command line version of FTP in a lot of cases. I think that, from that
> > guys posts earlier, that he is very much a 'I just installed Linux for the
> > first time' newbie so hows about cutting people like that some slack?
>> I'm afraid I have to agree with Kate here. The guy's question, after all,
> had NOTHING to do with Linux and even if it had, the subject of the post
> indicated that he knew at least one answer i.e. ftp and frankly, I don't
> think that a "How do I use FTP ?" type question is appropriate for this list
> and for such a question RTFM (or use Altavista, Google or whatever) is an
> entirely appropriate answer.
Why not just let people answer RTFM level questions if they feel like
it, and the rest of us ignore the questions we don't feel like
answering. Ppl ask RTFM-level questions every day on this list, and
don't get chewed out.
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