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RE: Another basic networking question.

It might be an idea to send the person to an IRC chat room, at least
that way the info is in real time, and the person who is looking to
learn will be able to observe and learn how people solve issues, and
advance using fedora(linux).

-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Anne Wilson
Sent: 02 April 2009 10:37
To: Community assistance, encouragement,and advice for using Fedora.
Subject: Re: Another basic networking question.

On Thursday 02 April 2009 10:25:24 Ed Greshko wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Thursday 02 April 2009 03:09:29 Ed Greshko wrote:
> >> Well....  I still feel that sometimes this list is over used for 
> >> topics that can better be discussed elsewhere.
> >
> > The trouble with that argument is "Where is elsewhere?"  This isn't 
> > an idle question.  I often give off-list help to very newbie users, 
> > and I'd love to be able to tell them that there is a list somewhere 
> > where they won't get a rude answer for asking sensible and civil
> One of the things that I do when faced with a question on a subject 
> that doesn't seem to really fit the lists I'm currently subscribed to 
> is to go over to http://marc.info/ and see if there may be list of
> I look in the various archives and determine if it may be a better
> Then I subscribe and ask my question(s).
> I have even stooped so low as to ask for off-line help when I felt the

> level of discussion shouldn't be exposed/suffered by others...
> Yet, keep in mind, that's just me....

Yes, sometimes you can find a dedicated list to help with a problem -
but that isn't what I'm looking for.  What I want to find is a list that
I can send a total newbie to, where he can ask the most basic questions
about Linux and expect to get answers that he can understand.  Mandriva
Newbie used to be that list.  It isn't any more.

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