[erlang-questions] unanswered beginner questions in the list
Fri Jun 1 09:27:34 CEST 2012
On 01/06/2012 08:22, Joe Armstrong wrote:
> 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.
It would be easier to do this if there was a some kind of separate feed
for mail that hasn't been answered in the last 3 days or whatever.
Otherwise you loose a lot of cycles actually keeping track of who has
asked what, and I suspect that is the time killer for a lot of people,
rather than not having time to answer basic questions.
I have *no idea* about managing mailing list software, so I'm not even
sure if that idea is feasible.
> Of course, some extremely knowledgable and well-known people ask
> extremely difficult
> 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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