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

From: Victor Rehorst (
Date: Thu Mar 28 2002 - 10:06:59 EST

On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Jon Glass wrote:

> on 3/28/02 12:54 AM, Victor Rehorst at wrote:
> > Uh-oh. This is not what I wanted to happen. Look slike I'll have to look
> > at re-writing that (in my copious amounts of spare time between burning
> > UNNA CDs, doing my four pending assignments, and ordering t-shirts...)
> Victor-
> It's not so much what you said, but the fact that the FAQ exists in the
> first place. In the end, the faq ends up becoming a beating stick to whip
> those poor, hapless newbies into shape. :-) It becomes the easy-out. "Don't
> ask here--check the FAQ, and no, I'm not going to answer your question."

Well, I don't think I've ever just told someone to check the FAQ - I
always give a direct link to the answer, at least. I'll admit that it
isn't the easiest thing to navigate sometimes.

> Yes, the FAQ can serve its role, but it rather than being the first place
> people turn, it should be considered a complementary or even supplementary
> part of NewtonTalk, with most questions being answered her, or at least
> covered here, with references made to the FAQ. And yes, the FAQ should be
> the student handbook that all newbies should be required to read--but like
> in real life, seldom do. :-)
> After reading the above, I realized I kind of forgot what I wanted to say!,
> but since I like it, I'll send it anyway. :-)

It was a good message, I must say :)

Victor Rehorst - -
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