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This is [Not] a lame tip
Authored by: geohar on Feb 08, '03 06:42:28AM

Look I knew that, you knew that, but a lot of people probably didn't. Please read the FAQ for the site and stop flaming people who are sharing what they've learned. It's not incorrect information, it's not misleading so let be!



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So who's to say what lame is?
Authored by: robg on Feb 09, '03 01:30:51AM

Right now, it's solely my decision, and I will .always. err on the side of publishing a hint that some view as "easy" or "lame" versus not publishing it. The intent of macosxhints.com is not to only be the home of "super hints" for "super power users," but rather a collection of hints covering all facets of the system, at various levels of "lameness" or complexity.

So it's been around in UNIX forever ... many Mac users, myself included, have at most two years' of UNIX experience, and even then, it's not 100% of my time in the CLI. I knew you could telnet to the mail port. I had no idea what you could do once there. Now I do, and I think it's useful and interesting information...

I do not want macosxhints.com to turn into a place where the simple is chastised by the experts just because it's simple to them -- that's not the type of community that I'd like to see around here. Everyone has something to learn, but if a given hint is too simple for you, please just move on to the next. If they're all too simple for you, then I guess there's no point in reading here any longer.

I can't satisfy everyone all of the time, but if I had my choice, I'd hope that beginners would always feel welcome here...

-rob.



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So who's to say what lame is?
Authored by: Krioni on Feb 10, '03 08:34:21PM

Great point, rob!

Keep up the good work here at macosxhints.com - don't let the "RTFM, idiot" crowd change the friendly Mac community too much. I've been working hard trying to learn a piece of software that is from that crowd (with some wonderful exceptions), and it's not fun banging your head against the wall alone.



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