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Re: Taming the mailing lists?

You have all been writing furiously:

In my opinion the solution is very simple, 
first analyse the problem, I believe it is newbies in particular.
They subscribe to mailing list and the first thing they do is post a
whole lot of "How do I's" 
If the mailing list sent the newbie a welcome note that gave guidance to
the newbie we would not have half this problem.

I believe that if the welcome note included various short guides, like
Netiquette and a guide to google and how to search the archives,
A big bold "Have you tried the following before you post your question?"

This is a simple thing and could be setup in an hour. And could minimise
the amount of small stuff and already covered topics mailed to the list.

This is my 2c

> -- 
> |				      ---   ---
> |     Joe (theWordy) Philbrook	      <o>   <o>
> |	   J(tWdy)P			  ^
> |	<<jtwdyp ttlc net>>		/---\	"bla bla bla..."
> |					\___/	"...and bla..."
>    At least I know my mouth is running, I just can't find the off button!
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