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RE: Mailing list newbies suggestion

  • From: Darden, Patrick S.
  • Date: Mon Mar 24 08:28:18 2008

I think Brian was just thinking about a list of networking resources.
FAQs.  Maybe Brian can put something together (with our help) and
maintain it on a quarterly basis.  A Meta-FAQ for Networking....

It would be nice if this Meta-FAQ was included in the subscriptions
greeting, as Brian said, but even if not--we could answer simpler q's 
and regular q's with a "please read the faq" instead of guarded 
hostility (let's face it, we've all worked hard to achieve our level 
of knowledge, and to have a paid consultant/network expert ask us 
such fundamental q's can certainly stick in the craw (i.e. they
are being paid for this level of knowledge?  for our answers?)).

Shouldn't be too hard.

--Patrick Darden

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of
Keith O'Neill
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 8:28 PM
To: Brian Dickson
Cc: NANOG list
Subject: Re: Mailing list newbies suggestion

I am not sure why this is an issue. Someone asked a question about 
multihoming and the way I see it if you don't want to respond to it or 
don't want to read it than don't. Why does this have to be a major 
issue. I read what I want and respond to what I want. I think the rest 
of the community can do the same.

I like the idea of a wiki is a great idea but who really wants to 
maintain it or update it? Anyways I see nothing wrong in someone asking 
for help in NANOG. I would think that anyone who wanted to help would 
just respond offline or on the list and give it, if you are not someone 
that wants to help then just ignore it, not really that hard.

I see more BS conversations about nothing than the one about someone 
asking for multihoming.

On a side note, cause someone does not multihome does not make them a 

Flame on....

Pando Networks

Brian Dickson wrote:
> Here's a suggestion - perhaps it should go to nanog-futures, not sure...
> Since newbies have to first subscribe before they can post...
> Why not have the subscription procedure include sending the newbie
> a link to a page with newbie-related material,
> much like the nanog page on tools and resources,
> or perhaps a wiki (so that other list members can update it,
> to minimize the impact to their mailing-list joy that newbies
> appear to cause)?
> Brian