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Re: FC2 doubtful quality?



On Tue, 2004-06-22 at 12:53 -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Jun 22, 2004, Jonathan Rawle <jr36 leicester ac uk> wrote:
> 
> > Also, I do wish people would stop replying to messages telling people to
> > search the archive rather than answering questions. In the time you've
> > written than, you could in many cases answer the question, and you're
> > generating just as many messages to the groups with the negative reply. If
> > you don't want to answer, write nothing.
> 
> Most often you remember the answer is in the archives, but don't have
> a pointer handy.  Are you suggesting I should have to do more effort
> to find the exact location of the answer, instead of just letting the
> person know where it is?  I.e., give them the fish instead of teaching
> them to fish?

Good point.  Has anyone seen a good howto/tutorial on searching mail
archives, aside from various posts in the archive with bits/pieces?  It
is a bit of an art, the redhat tool is brain-dead, gmane is marginally
better, and google is between tricky and drinking-from-a-firehose.

Phil




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