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Date: 2001-09-13 (15:24)
From: Markus Mottl <markus@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Newbie list
On Thu, 13 Sep 2001, Alan Schmitt wrote:
> We did this for the enlightenment lists, because some developers were
> getting bothered with all the newbie questions

Your experience seems to indicate that we should try out creating a
specific list for newbies. It's probably to the better for all sides:
newbies won't be afraid of joining this list and asking "stupid" questions
(only unasked questions are stupid, IMHO), and more experienced developers
won't get distracted while discussing more hard-core issues.

On Thu, 13 Sep 2001, Frank Atanassow wrote:
> I might subscribe to the newbies list and answer questions myself. The
> reason I want a separate newbie list is that I can unsubscribe from it
> when I get busy without missing the other discussions and announcements.

Though I guess that many people use mail clients with threading
capabilities, it still seems better to have separate lists: this way one
could automatically sort mails from both lists into different folders
and thus prevent cluttering one's inbox (or caml-list inbox). When I
don't have time to answer basic questions, I'd simply not look at the
caml-newbie folder. It's difficult to resist, when all mails go to the
same folder (I am not very disciplined ;) ...

Markus Mottl

Markus Mottl                                   
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