Re: purpose of this list...

From: Thomas Pedersen (
Date: 05/09/96

> If people would read through this and give me their thoughts on it, I'd
> appreciate it.  Replying to me and not the list is fine too...
> Thought I'd throw my two cents into this discussion...  I don't really
> have a problem with people asking 'howcome my new guildmaster isn't
> working, I've done this...  but it still doesn't work', or 'in what ways
> have people added multiclassing to the muds', or even 'I don't understand
> the concept behind ACMD()'- these are common questions, but they don't
> necessarily indicate that the poster is stupid, clueless, or lazy...  I
> don't necessarily answer these questions all the time, but I certainly
> won't flame the poster.
> What I _don't_ like are people who say 'how do I write a function that
> returns a value', or other questions that could _easily_ be answered in
> any beginning C text, or asked on a more appropriate forum (i.e. a C
> newsgroup or mailing list).
> I tried to unsubscribe to this list out of some frustration with stupid
> questions the other day and it didn't go through, so I thought I'd stick
> around a bit longer...  I don't think that a seperate mailing list is
> necessary or even desirable, anything discussed on it would be appropriate
> here and possibly give people ideas.  What I _do_ think should be done, is
> to discourage beginning C syntax related questions, and people quit
> writing multiple posts defending the people who write these off-topic
> messages...
> Most of the better coders out there probably spent a bit of time to try to
> figure things out from day one- asking people irrelevant questions that
> can be easily answered elsewhere does nothing but add to the number of
> stock circle muds out there with a few things cut and pasted in, and
> 'imps' (if you can correctly call them that) who never will bother to
> figure something out on their own.

Why not just stop this ridiciolus discussion. There are too many cooks out
there, thus the bigger the mess.  There will always be conflicts in
interest; so just delete the messages you consider 'dumb and don't belong
at this list', and cope. Is it really -that- annoying? After all, there
are no stupid questions, only stupid answers.


ps! Want some cheeze with that whine?

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