[erlang-questions] unanswered beginner questions in the list

Tim Watson <>
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.
>
>
> Cheers
>
> /Joe
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