On 19/01/07, Kris Douglas <webbox.uk(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I agree, it is wrong to do things like that. We are all noobs once.
I know someone, naming no names, that calls everyone that can;'t do the
things he can a noob...and that is quite annoying.
but the fact that he is ignoring the posts that we are making to help him,
namely the links that we are providing to help him remove himself from the
list....makes him an idiot.
Mmmm, not necessarily, Kris. It may be that he was using a work
address and there has been a policy change stopping him from accessing
mailing lists. He may well have had to wait his chance and do it this
way. Of course, I could be totally wrong and he simply hasn't
bothered to read the instructions. However, on that score show me
somebody who always reads every set of instructions they are given :-)
I don't and I cock up sometimes.
The Noob thing... It's a Linux wide annoyance of mine. It just feels
as though it has a nasty turn of phrase to it, unpleasant conotations.
It's just my personal preference that I use the term newcomer. I
still class myself as a newcomer to Linux despite my first dipping of
the toes back in 1996. My first Unix experience was January '96 while
Linux itself was later in the year. I had to learn a bit of Unix CLI
to get a webpage up and running :-)
Don't take it to the tip recycle it via the Freecycle(r) Network.
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