- Fro Joe on Fri, Jan 18, 2002:
I think that it seems like an overwhelming majority seems to think that
knowledge base sounds like a good idea. (If not overwhelming, many at least
think one would be useful to community as a whole… Remember all, this may
cut down on emails on the list.)
No, it will not cut down on e-mails to the list, especially off-topic ones
like the chain of mails you’ve been sending the last two days.
A number of on-topic posts to the list are either FAQs and newbies that
haven’t bothered to read any of SDL’s excellent documentation or plod
through the multitude of demos, apps, games, and libraries referenced on
SDL’s homepage. I don’t have anything against newbies in general, only the
ones that don’t bother to READ before posting.
On the contrary, given more tutorials will see an increase of posts asking
how to get them working, or other unrelated nonsense.
I think we are going to need to come up with a template for what a knowledge
base entry is going to look like. We also need some sort of spec. on how it
will be laid out. These are obviously off topic to the general SDL list.
I suggest that everyone that wants to be involved in deciding such a spec.
and template send one email to the list w/ the subject SDL Knowledge Base
(just so it’s instantly recognizable) with their email address they want
such emails to be sent to and something stating that they would like to be
Um, why can’t people just send you “templates” directly without going to
the list? If you already know it’s off-topic to begin with, it doesn’t
make it OK to post.
OTOH, the recognizable subject will make it easier to kill the thread.
We will then contact each other about this on without sending emails
involving this to the SDL mailing list. (I think everyone’s inbox could use
a bit of a break.)
Yes, it can. Stop sending this crap to the list.
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