[Samba] Re: How Samba let us down
Keith G. Murphy
keithmur at mindspring.com
Thu Oct 24 16:42:00 GMT 2002
Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Philip Burrow wrote:
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: Most of you
>>Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>; <samba-technical at lists.samba.org>
>>Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 10:14 PM
>>Subject: Re: [Samba] Re: How Samba let us down
>>Well this one certainly roused you all.
>>Must it be the case that you all jump in to reply to this unhelpful garbage
>>yet when someone posts a 'simple' query they often don't get any replies.
> Do you know how many 'simple' queries we get a day? Do you know how
> many of them are answered in the archives? Do you know how much time
> goes into answering these 'simple' queries anyway?
To defend Philip somewhat (and not to contest your efforts):
I think he's referring to the phenomenon that I've seen on way too many
technical mailing lists: be a complete asshole and you'll get the
complete and undivided attention of multiple developers and power users,
all of of whom assert, while helping, that that's not a good way to get
Best way to do it is to impugn the quality of the product, and threaten
to switch to another.
(By the way, the OP's subject line was a work of art along these lines.
The 'us', rather than 'me', raising the prospect of a huge group of
people disappointed in Samba, was particularly nice. I take my hat off.)
I'm pretty sure a lot of posters have noticed this and use it to their
advantage. You do have to be kind of unprincipled first... :-)
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