[erlang-questions] Support for newcomers and the popularity of Erlang

Wojciech Knapik wmknapik@REDACTED
Mon Mar 19 18:17:32 CET 2012

On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM, Jesse Gumm <gumm@REDACTED> wrote:

> I think all of us have at some point or another posted something that had
> no responses. I know I have.
> I find, especially in the mailing list context, that for members for whom
> their best answer is "I don't know" you're less likely to get a response
> than if it were a more traditional forum.
> Further, it really helps to pare down the question to its simplest form,
> requiring the least amount of work from the members of the list. In my
> case, I tend to make too-long narratives that require too much reading on
> the part of the contributors who undoubtedly just mentally skip over it in
> "tl;dr" fashion.
> When that happens, it's my fault for not asking the right question.
> So my general recommendation is to make an effort to ask concise
> questions, and include code snippets directly in the post rather than
> posting links to  pastebins, etc. (after all, link clicking is additional
> effort).
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Concise questions and inline code from now
on ;]

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