[erlang-questions] unanswered beginner questions in the list

Tim Watson <>
Fri Jun 1 11:48:01 CEST 2012


On 01/06/2012 10:47, Raimo Niskanen wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 09:36:12AM +0200, Joe Armstrong wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM, Tim Watson<>  wrote:
>>> 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.
> Normally this is solved by the noob bumping the post after a while...
lol that's true enough. :)




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