[Mailman-Users] White flag [Re: Feature Request -- Again]
ptomblin at xcski.com
Sun Jun 4 15:56:44 CEST 2000
Quoting David Champion (dgc at uchicago.edu):
> Someone wrote in response to a more helpful message that a simple "no"
> is better. It was my read that the whole point of that message was
> that to be blunt and unhelpful is a better approach, and my estimation
> of it is that it's discouraging for a user to hear, and not a very
Well, I guess it all comes down to wheteher you want to hand your lusers a
fish every day, or have them learn to go fishing and stop bugging you.
Since the people who use my mailing lists are not my customers, I can
safely say "do it yourself". I never intend to find myself in a situation
where I've gotta coddle users to the point where I've got to do their work
Paul Tomblin <ptomblin at xcski.com>, not speaking for anybody
There are two ways to write error-free programs. Only the third one works.
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