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Re: [opensuse-project] Re: Come and help!
On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 10:51 AM, Carlos E. R. <carlos.e.r@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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On 2011-04-15 16:31, Per Jessen wrote:
Jim Henderson wrote:

I think it's entirely appropriate to redirect someone when better help
is available elsewhere.  That it happens to be to another openSUSE
forum or list, that's life, we chose it that way.

Most people choose forums, that's a fact. If newcommers do not find the
help they need to make openSUSE work, they will go to another distro, not
to a mail list.

No matter what you say about the goodness of maillists will convince them.
That's how things are now. Perhaps in 4 years time the preferred method
will be something else yet to be invented, but now and here it is forums.

Remember it is an official method.


All,

I occasionally use forums. They work well for the one off question
about something you don't want to "dive" into.

For instance I had to work on my fridge a year or so ago. I went to a
forum. Asked one question, had an answer the next day and went on
with my life.

It's much more of a hassle to of:
subscribed to a appliance repair mailing list,
posted my question,
received dozens or hundreds of emails I didn't care about,
deleted all those emails I didn't want in the first place
received my answer,
stay subscribed in case it turns into a thread
unsubscribed

I for one would call those dozens of emails spam.

So for me as a user, I use forums for things I really don't want to
track. I use email lists for things nearer and dearer to me.

Greg
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