Python docs disappointing - group effort to hire writers?

Carl Banks pavlovevidence at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 00:39:16 CEST 2009


On Aug 6, 11:36 am, Kee Nethery <k... at kagi.com> wrote:
> As someone trying to learn the language I want to say that the tone on  
> this list towards people who are trying to learn Python  feels like it  
> has become anti-newbies.

I don't think this NG is anti-newbie so much as anti-whining-loser.

Unfortunately, some newbies might see this and perceive it to be abuse
of newbies in general.  It is not so.  People who have chips on their
shoulder, who make loaded, emotionally-provocative comments, who make
no effort on their own, who expect us to do their homework and/or job
for them, etc., there are the people who going to get an unfavorable
tone.

Newbies who ask respectable questions without having an attitude will
generally get respectable answers.


> For example, the guy who was looking for Python sample code for the  
> Google Map API, calling him a troll was harsh.

No it wasn't, that guy is Xah Lee, a person who's been trolling Usenet
for a long time.  He is best ignored, but I don't blame someone for
snapping at him.


Carl Banks



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