[Tutor] Very OT [Re:help ;-) [How to Ask Good Questions]]

lonetwin lonetwin@yahoo.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2001 16:22:01 +0530

Hi All

On Wednesday 17 October 2001 14:11, Remco wrote:
> On  0, Danny Yoo <dyoo@hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> > About rejecting headers with the word "help" in them... er, I don't know
> > about that one.  What do other people think about this?
> I don't mind them (but heh, I'm not very active here at the moment). I'd
> rather hit enter on two "help" messages per day than scare one person away
> who'd gotten his first programming question refused because his subject
> line was not informative enough.
> > In the terms of Lawrence Lessig's book "Code", I'd personally prefer that
> > making good message headers (and making good questions) be something
> > encouraged by community norms and not enforced by code.  Just my thoughts
> > on that.
> Well newbies here aren't really part of the programming community yet, are
> they? They'll learn about that sort of thing in time. And I don't think we
> should start filtering messages until society in general cleans up its act
> :-).

   Way to go...simply and beautifully put, Remco !!!

Every oak tree started out as a 
couple of nuts who stood their ground.