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Re: [opensuse] Mailinglist changes going forward
On 13/06/18 03:42 PM, David C. Rankin wrote:
I don't understand what problem this entire exercise is aimed at solving.
It's' quite bewildering. "officialness" just adds to the confusion.

- There's a lot that annoys me.There are the people who think
and give voice to their feelings that if you don't contribute
code you aren't contributing at all.

- We've just addressed the people who think that if you don't file
bugs you aren't contributing.

Meanwhile, there are people who translate, who correct the grammar in man pages
or clarify them. There are the people who run their own blogs that have, or
contribute to other "How-To" articles.

Sidebar: No matter how much the rsync man page gets revised, many of us would be
lost without the examples in the How-To articles. The man page for rsync is ...
well, the only term I can think of is "overwhelming".

Sidebar: At school I was a bit of a sports klutz. But I remember at the high
jump, one of the coaches made the point: "The also serve who stand and put the
bar back up".

There are many ways to contribute: Asking questions, asking for examples: those
are contributions as well. If no-one ever asked, why would anyone give an
answer? And giving an answer on the list means a lot more people see it than if
it was a page buried deeper on the web site that it takes google to find and has
maybe one or two hits a year.

A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

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