Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: apology
From: Rafaël Carré <rafael.carre_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 02:16:15 +0200
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Grant Hardy <granthardy_at_telus.net> wrote:
> You're of course not obligated to answer a
> question if you feel it's too obvious to deserve an answer, but if
> you're going to go to the trouble of producing a response,
> immaculately tailored to the strict netiquette of RB posting format
> guidelines, you may as well just answer the question instead of
> telling someone to check it in the manual. I get a good chuckle out
> of people who, for example, produce an indignant "just Google it!"
> response to someone, complete with an illustrative link that will take
> them to a Google search results page. The people in question always
> go on about how much trouble it is when people don't take the
> initiative and Google things for themselves...but then, why would they
> have gone to the trouble of producing a supposedly illustrative
> message complete with a Google search results link? Ironic...no?
I know a proverb which I think applies here:
Give a fish to a man and he'll not be hungry today.
Learn him how to fish and he'll never be hungry again.
I think people who wrote the manual are happy when someone reads it
rather than when someone ignores it and just expects he we'll get a
Of course manuals can be very large, so pointing to a specific part of
the manual where the expected answer is is better than just "rtfm".
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Received on 2009-06-21