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From: Collin Monahan <cmonahan@f...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] Newbie list

As a newbie my opinion is that I'd be more likely to post questions to a
second list than here with one list. Even though when I asked questions
before I felt quite welcomed.
Collin Monahan

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-caml-list@pauillac.inria.fr
[mailto:owner-caml-list@pauillac.inria.fr] On Behalf Of Markus Mottl
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 11¤24
To: Alan Schmitt; Frank Atanassow
Cc: caml-list@inria.fr
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
[snip]

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 ;) ...

Regards,
Markus Mottl

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Markus Mottl                                             markus@oefai.at
Austrian Research Institute
for Artificial Intelligence                  http://www.oefai.at/~markus
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