>>>>> "Dave" == Dave Wolfe <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> 4: Answers to questions are to be mailed back to the
>> questioner and are NOT to be sent to the entire list. The
>> person who originally asked the question has the responsibility
>> of summarizing the answers and sending the entire summary back
>> to the list. When a summary is sent back to the list, it
>> should contain the word "SUMMARY" as the first word of the
>> "Subject" line.
Dave> It's a nice thought, and maybe there's some basic difference
Dave> in the experience level of the subscribers that explains why
Dave> it works so well there (or so we're told), but given how
Dave> many folks mail directly to me because they're too shy to
Dave> even post to the list, I have trouble believing that a
Dave> significant percentage would bother to summarize here. But
Dave> I'm willing to give it a try if that's the consensus.
One potential problem with this list is that few of the questions seem
to require multiple opinions. I.e. that can answered once
authoritatively (the problem is that they're also answered once
authoritatively in the manual). The above policy would make it
impossible to tell if the question has been answered, resulting in
several people taking the time to send the same answer, probably
*increasing* the rate of Guru burnout.
I think this sort of policy is best in a group of people who read the
manual and the FAQ before posting a question, which happens here less
frequently that we would wish.
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