: : A lot of people have been comlaining about high traffic in
: : comp.os.linux.help. I have a suggestion. How about a comp.os.linux.faq
: : group? It would be a moderated group, and not postable. The only
: : articles in it would be all Linux FAQs and HOWTOs, as well as the FAQs
Nice - I just had the same idea today. Must be a good thing (tm).
: As you say, it would indeed be a duplication of effort and net
: bandwidth. The Linux FAQ's and HOWTO's are posted regularly to
: comp.os.linux.announce, and I'm sure the INFO-SHEET has pointers to
: other FAQ's and groups.
I don't think so. If comp.os.linux.faq existed, the faqs could be removed
from c.o.l.a. Additionally it seems faqs in c.o.l.a are not posted
often enough, at least the faqs that direct new users to the appropriate
places. IMHO it would reduce traffic in the other linux groups significantly
if newbies would find documentation that moment they start their news reader
and enter the comp.os.linux hierarchy. c.o.l.faq would virtually SHOUT:
"Here is documentation", provided that the important stuff is posted weekly.
: I really am against turning the c.o.l newsgroups into a general
: un*x area. New Linux users really *MUST* learn that for most things
: Linux = Un*x.
That's true, but at least there must be documentation where to find
something. And this documentation must be available all the time. Using
ftp or waiting till a faq is posted isn't good enough, people will always
post stupid questions instead of reading the faq as long as posting stupid
questions is easier than reading the faq.
I definiteley second the suggestion for comp.os.linux.faq
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