On Sat, 18 Sep 1999, Omar Thameen wrote:
[cogent complaints about people asking questions without apparently having
made any effort to find the answers]
:Does anyone else feel similarly, or am I just cranky?
If the latter, I'm cranky too :) I said the same thing (specifically
about the "smrsh" problem) recently.
:Do we need to moderate this list, or how about an autoresponder?
I'm not overly fond of moderation. Would an autoresponder be any better
than a "welcome" message which tells people where to find the FAQ, advises
research before asking a question, etc.? (I haven't looked at this list's
welcome message in a long time, but maybe it could be modified, if
necessary, to teach a little list etiquette.)
:Maybe we need more flaming around here ;-)
Or just a better class of list member :)