Shane Dempsey <sdempsey at iol.ie> wrote:
>the idea of having more tags in the subject lines
>will only become another bone of contention as people might just type >them
True. People will argue on anything. Don't set "standards" as no one will
follow them correctly. If you try to inforce them, as you risk marginalising
people, therefore the stereo-type raises again, "geeks, out_cast" etc. Be as
open as can be possible, within reason.
screw up people's mail filters and we'll end up having a
similiar discussion about tags as we are having about mailing lists.
Something along the lines of "Lets have a different kind of tag for this
kind of comment as I don't want this rubbish in my mailbox and I want to
be able to effectively filter it all out , thanks very much.
>I think that we definitely need another list but I don't think that we
>need another help list as most of us are pretty busy and none of us are
>getting paid to provide technical support so the only way that people >will
bother to read the list at all is if everybody posts help questions >to it.
Yes. No need for another help list. The experienced people aren't getting paid
for giving tech_support. I don't post "useful" information to often as, I am
still learning the ins_and_outs.
I'm not sure who said it, but someone said about people don't post replies to
certain questions. Might it be possible no one knew the answer? We aren't all
Linus', tho' some may wish to be.
Also, maybe no one felt like answering. The list is volintary (sp?). Maybe
people were busy.
>IMHO this will result in total crap being posted to the main list as
>it will have diverged further from its original role as a mailing list >for
people who want to share problems and solutions for using LINUX.
Well, whatever is done, another list is needed. I am sure I am not the only
one, who would like to discuss topics like telecomm matters,
I think a list is needed. Period.
>Talk at linux.ie could reasonable adopt the same kind of content as
>talk at microsoft-sucks-and-I-want-a-real-os-btw-watch-buffy-last-night-.orgI presume you mean this in a good way?
>You get the idea. A total free for all as there isn't any remit for the
>list beyond talking about stuff..
Yes, my point. A list for people in Ireland, with a "loose" computer topics.
ok, my piece..
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