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Re: [opensuse] A request to Attachmate/Novell
On 09/12/11 11:02, Linux Tyro wrote:
On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 5:24 AM, Adam Tauno Williams
<awilliam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

You don't want that. A list is only useful if there are people there to
*answer* questions; that only happens if the subscriber count is large
and wide-ranging.

And what is a "home user" question? Seems that topic overlaps with lots
of other uses [printing, file sharing, X-doesn't-work, etc...]

And yes it is understood that once there are many users then the list
is created. Most of the people I have seen on openSUSE list here are
either experiences Linux users or those who know all things in Linux,
but I have seen very few newbies (like me) who directly come to
openSUSE.

For all the well-known names who post here, I'll bet there are many more
lurkers who benefit from listening to the conversations/following the
threads without actually posting a message themselves. A large
proportion of those will be (relative) newbies.

So, your suggestion for a new mailing list would end up duplicating what
we have here.

Please reply to the list, which I follow, I don't want off-list replies,
thank you.

Bob
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