[Novalug] linux mail lists
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Mon Sep 12 15:02:23 EDT 2011
On Sep 12, 2011 12:28 PM, "Walt Smith" <waltechmail at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm on several different linux lists.
> The volume, and technical quality/quantity of questions seem
> to be dropping like an avalanche on all of them.
I don't think I can quantify this one way or the other. Maybe its just
stupid season for lamoes around the world.
> This almost sounds like a "slashdot" post observation.
Nah, just the season :)
> Did everyone go to blogs or wikis?
> What is the future of linux maillists ?
Ya remember what social networking was 20 years ago? We did not call it
YouTube either - IRC. Why am I going to query a list when I can write in a
forum (channel) where the author of the software I'm having problems with
might read my query?
But, it really depends on content. Ie, I don't read Reddit because the
people there (both questioners and answers / oppinions). And, yes some of
the lists I read sometimes irritate me (eg, debian-user "don't use wd discs
because I had four fail" - you can google it if you want my thoughts on the
Oh, per irc, there are a few channels I stay away from because of the mean
#nmap (sometimes), and #perl to name a few have some of the best content /
smartest people on the net. I know of very few mailing lists with the same
depth of knowledge.
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