[JDEV] should we split this email list?
jared at wordzoo.com
Mon Feb 5 19:10:18 CST 2001
[Citation date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 17:37:09 -0700 ]
>>>>> Todd == Todd Bradley <jdev at jabber.org>
Todd> I've been wondering if we should split this email list in
Todd> two lists--one for Jabber developers and one for Jabber
I'm brand new to the list, but I support this idea.
Todd> I can't count the number of times someone asks a question on
Todd> Wednesday, someone else answers it on Thursday, and then by
Todd> Monday a newcomer asks the same question (and usually gets
Todd> ignored, unfortunately).
To be fair, from my "just-got-the-thing-running" perspective there are
definite improvements that could be made to the documentation
consistency and organization. The most popular questions, which are
answered by one of:
- "That package only works with 1.4."
- "That package only works with 1.2."
- "You're confusing the 1.2 and 1.4 codebases."
- "You need the latest version out of CVS."
are answered pretty much nowhere on the various sites or document.
You _have_ to expect the same questions will be asked over and over
again when this information is not prominently available on
*.jabber.org. The "technical questions" of the FAQ are not
"technical" in nature. Having a more aggressively maintained
"technical" faq (answering the four issues above) would cut down on
repeat traffic. IMHO.
-- jared at wordzoo.com
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