Re: Netiquette

From: Phooey182 (Phooey182@AOL.COM)
Date: 05/16/98

In a message dated 98-05-16 18:24:07 EDT, you write:

<< If you have a suggestion, give it.  However, there is _nothing_ more
 constructive than telling the newbie to just read their own code,
 manual, and/or the FAQ. >>

I think it would be slightly more constructive to tell people that the answers
they seek can be found in the FAQs and other documentation.  Statements like
RTFC are pretty rude, IMHO.  And do total newbies even know what 'RTFC' means?
I sure didn't when I first started on this list.

I would also suggest e-mailing directly to the newbie, and not to the list,
when saying something like, 'It's in the code, read it!'  I hate going through
all the Circle mailings and half of them are RTFC statements.  Let the list be
for relevant material.

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