Filtering out newbies

Archaic archaic at
Sun Mar 19 19:55:56 PST 2006

On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 08:25:19AM +0500, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> Another issue is how to hide ALFS deom the CD (suggested by Beaker on 
> IRC): newbies suggest ALFS to each other and cause traffic.

Or how about a well thought out, firm (yet polite), occasion-specific
webpage to cover each of:

1) obviously in over their heads
2) obviously giving advice without knowing what they're talking about
3) obviously haven't read the pre-reqs or the book closely
4) any other situation that occurs frequently

Then, put the link to the appropriate webpage, and nothing else, into
your reply to the offender. Any generic tips or suggestions could be
placed into those web pages, with nothing specific being needed. Many
will take such info to heart, many will whine. The whiners get ignored,
those who take it to heart take a giant leap forward in open source
community netiquette as well as starting down a path of
self-sufficiency and greater learning.



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