Re: Content of Kernel mailing list

Neptho T (
Mon, 6 Jan 1997 19:43:02 +0000 ( )

On Sat, 4 Jan 1997, Andrew E. Mileski wrote:

> debugging. Anything that discourages people from reporting bugs, or
> making suggestions, is not taken well.

I am not suggesting that people do not report bugs, but rather
read the list before blind posting something which has been posted there
50 times previously... perhaps I should have explained in a bit more

> I've tried in the past to stem the tidal wave of junk on this list.
> I've learned to cope with it for the most part, and accepted it as
> "it comes with the territory". Eventually you will too, or you'll
> stop reading the list I suppose.

That is what I had hoped to avoid, I joined this list in the hopes the
majority of the posts would be the discussion of the implementation of
new hardware drivers, software ideas and protocols, I did not realize that
the majority of the discussion was "Please help me fix this", I admit to
being a bit brash in my comments, but I still believe that most had
understood that I was pleeding that one reads their current Inbox to see
if someone else has already posted this before creating a duplicate entry.

Neptho T.
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