Re: ** READ THIS BEFORE POSTING - answers to frequently asked questions 2004.07.15
From: JAX (slipslide_at_pop.not)
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 12:08:46 -0700
I'm happy, except with myself.
As far as FAQ's being posted here, I maintain that it is futile. The post
will time-out in a day or so and even then, nobody is likely to scroll
through the posts to see it.
"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
<email@example.com> wrote in message
> JAX wrote:
> > Hi Karl,
> > Of course I know what "FAQ's" are. I read your subject line as one
> > sentence which registered, to me, as a command to those who do reply
> > to OP's, i.e., "Read this before posting answers to frequently asked
> > questions!" After coming back to the post, I see the hyphen and break
> > from Cap's to lower case letters. My mistake, I apologize for being
> > so harsh.
> > I see that your intention was good, but I'm afraid the effort was
> > futile. Most posters come to the NG's and just start typing without
> > making any effort to find the solution to their problem on their own.
> > Even with a link that answers the question, it takes too much effort,
> > for many, to read and sort out the information they need. Many times,
> > I have read posts where the person said they had "searched all over
> > but couldn't find an answer". When I entered a key word from their
> > post in Google, I got hits on it immediately. Why would that work for
> > me and not for them?(go figure)
> You're right - most people don't search first - but the FAQ may help a few
> people out and cut down on the number of "how do I stop messenger service
> popup" kind of questions.
> We all jump the gun in here sometimes and I did a bit of the same myself
> replying to you, so now everybody shake hands and make nice and be happy.
> > Cheers, JAX
> > "Karl Levinson [x y] mvp" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:OKJj0KmaEHA.716@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> >> "JAX" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> >> news:uHy75qhaEHA.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >>> What is this, one size fits all? Are you a self proclaimed MVP? Who
> >>> is this addressed to?
> >> Surely you have heard of a "FAQ," know what they generally do, why
> >> they are beneficial, and why they are often posted in newsgroups?
> >> I'm only trying to volunteer my time and help. Surely that's a good
> >> thing?