[ILUG] Linux today will there be a Linux tomorrow
kae at verens.com
Mon May 17 06:28:48 IST 2004
Ruairi Newman wrote:
> Indeed. However, as Kae pointed out, it isn't a lot of fun wading
> through a whole thread and pulling out the relevant bits of the solution
> as you go.
> It's common enough that the solution to an issue will itself be spread
> out over several mails to make a summary mail a useful point of
> reference for the future.
Exactly. An example: When I was trying to install my video card, and
having no luck, I ran a search, and quickly found this post:
As you can see, it summarises the solution, and is posted with the
express intent of helping future searchers. The poster could have just
gone his merry way, happy that he had his card working, but I am glad he
took the time to post the solution - it certainly saved me some time!
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