[erlang-questions] unanswered beginner questions in the list
Fri Jun 1 09:22:27 CEST 2012
We had an interesting discussion at the EUC.
One relatively new user observed that several new converts to Erlang
had asked questions in this
list and not gotten a reply.
I took a quick look at the list statistics and indeed this it true.
What usually happens is - I read the list every day and see a lot of
questions that I know
how to answer - but I don't immediately answer.
The reason for this is that a) I haven't time and b) I hope somebody
else will answer
and then I won't need to.
I think it would be a good idea if those of us who might qualify as being
"knowledgeable persons" could take the trouble to occasionally answer
questions from apparent beginners that have not been answered.
After a threshold of say 3 days - then at least *somebody* could attempt
an answer so that beginner to Erlang don't feel unloved when they
reach to this list.
Of course, some extremely knowledgable and well-known people ask
questions here - and zero replies should probably
be taken as a sign that "nobody knows the answer"
We could even have volunteers among those who posses the knowledge to answer
all unanswered beginners questions.
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