Re: Re: Invalid Partion - help on setting up loader
From: rob copsey (robc_at_execpc.com)
To: email@example.com Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 15:52:41 -0500
Thank you David!
I was getting beat down with profane acronyms and now I'm scared of
posting anything more on this topic . . .
Whatever happened to good ol' manners and common courtesy?
I appreciate the clarification.
> Sorry for jumping in late, but I just got back from the Christmas
> On Friday 26 December 2003 07:55 am, rob copsey wrote:
> > This is a good question, and one that I've pondered too.
> > I think the people who developed the charter for this list
> > had premonitions of it becoming the "cliff notes" version
> > of the handbook for those who would intend to bypass the learning
> > process. So, in fairness to those who worked so hard preparing
> > the handbook and others who donate their time writing articles
> > and how-tos; this list isn't just a quick overview/summary.
> This list isn't meant to be "cliff notes". It's not to be any sort of
> technical support at all. There are several great lists for technical
> questions, and this isn't one of them.
> The reason is simple, but needs a bit of pondering to understand why.
> FreeBSD has an unparalled reputation of stability. This reputation
> would be destroyed if people new to FreeBSD got bad advice.
> So why would you get bad advice from this forum? Because we're all
> newbies! We don't know what we're talking about. Getting technical
> support from a newbie site is like (pardon the cliche) the blind
> leading the blind. It's silly. Just because random bits of bad advice
> from inexperienced users is the normal mode of support for Linux
> that it we should do the same.
> We have lists that are monitored by experienced users. This is not
> of them. The reason technical questions are not allowed here because
> they imply technical answers. Newbies aren't qualified to give
> and accurate answers to technical questions.
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