[gmx-users] use of the mailing list
junior.nebeker at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 17:13:31 CEST 2011
Sure Mark. If your interest is in patrolling the Gromacs mailing list, then
I'll leave you to it.
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 9:40 PM, Mark Abraham <Mark.Abraham at anu.edu.au>wrote:
> On 19/08/2011 1:41 PM, Junior Nebeker wrote:
> Correct. Other people (who are new to this list) need your help, and
> unless their requests are way out of line, there's no reason to adopt a
> haughty attitude in responding.
> There's never a case for rudeness, but when (for example) people have been
> asking questions on the mailing list for years and still haven't absorbed
> the advice available here http://www.gromacs.org/Support, then one can get
> frustrated. Expressing a little of that can help people realise how to
> participate more effectively in the discussion. One's family doctor can ask
> a lot of patient questions about what is wrong because you're paying them a
> lot of money. If people who might give free help don't feel that their time
> is valued, they might stop giving it. One way of demonstrating this is to
> ask questions that show one's willingness to work on the problem by
> providing lots of relevant diagnostic information. See
> P.S. I'm not intending to express particular criticism of the original
> poster in this thread
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 5:05 PM, Mark Abraham <Mark.Abraham at anu.edu.au>wrote:
>> On 19/08/2011 9:32 AM, Junior Nebeker wrote:
>>> Hey mark,
>>> If you are really sick of asking people for such information, why do you
>>> even care to respond to this mailing list?
>> Because I'd rather teach someone to fish than either give them fish or
>> watch them starve.
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