Re: Time to shut down this list?
From: Wes Peters (wes_at_softweyr.com)
To: Eric <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 11:07:50 -0800
On Thursday 23 December 2004 04:37, Eric wrote:
> How about rename this list "Newbie Questions" and just go on trust that
> the people asking the questions are really newbies.
Newbies asking the questions isn't the problem. The problem is the newbies
*answering* the questions. ;^)
We (Core) are very interested in how best to address the needs of newcomers.
If the newbies list is a nice, low-intimidation place to meet that need, we
need to get better answers to the newbie questions.
Perhaps some legwork over the holidays by a couple of not-so-new newbies to
put together a newbie FAQ would be a start? Perhaps a nice notice to append
to the bottom of all newbies messages, reminding newbies of the list charter,
where the newbies FAQ is, etc, would be helpful? Perhaps we could find a way
to entice more experience users from the -questions list to troll the newbies
archive occasionally, answering questions not yet found in the FAQ? Maybe we
can set up a donation program where experienced users can get a Krispy Kreme
in return for answering a newbie question?
Come on, newbies, let's hear YOUR ideas on how to get better answers for your
(I personally wish we had the ability to clone Doug White a dozen times and
throw all the Douglets into supporting newbies, but we keep experiencing DNA
copy errors and the Douglets become flightless antarctic waterfowl. Weird.
Maybe we shouldn't gzip the DNA before transmittal...)
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