Re: [NTLK] Got a question? Check the FAQ (or somewhere else) - Anywhere other than here.

From: Grant C. Brunson (
Date: Wed Mar 27 2002 - 10:40:12 EST

Get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? I was under
the impression that the very thing you are discouraging here
is what attracts a lot of new users and makes the Newton community
unique. Check the Newton Underground bulletin board (and this
list, for that matter), new users consistently express surprise
at the willingness of the experienced users and generous developers
to help the newbies and those who don't have the skills to troubleshoot
their devices. I don't imagine your post was intended to turn
this list into "Newton Elitist" board, but the disdain for "simple"
questions was evident in the sarcasm (Google's probably how they
found this list). I'll bet there are some newER users who are
just looking for an opportunity to help with some of the "monotonous"

I know you're the admin of this board, but if you're tired of
answering the "monotonous" questions, don't answer them. Give
someone else an opportunity. If you don't like the volume of
e-mail the simple questions generate, switch to the digest.

Yes, we all probably needed a reminder to check the FAQ and you
are correct that digging an answer yourself will lead to learning,
but please don't discourage Newton users of any skill level from
participating - in asking *or* answering.


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