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Re: Bash shell
> Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > Hello, Fellow Curmudgeons,
> > I think we're really getting the tag-team meanness down to a fine art,
> > aren't we?
> > Or is it "good cop / bad cop?"
> > It has recently come to my attention that some people think the Cygwin
> > list is exceptionally unfriendly to the uninitiated. Of course, I'd just
> > like to think we hold a higher standard.
> Here, here! :-) I should point out that there are all kinds of opinions
> out there. While some might feel this list is unfriendly, others think
> the reverse is the case. I just had some email today from someone new
> who posted to the list and wanted to send my response onto other lists
> as an example of a "professional" response. I'm sure the fact that this
> person chose my response is completely coincidental. There are certainly
> lots of examples of great, friendly help from this list. I see it
Well, I try ;-)
> I don't want to start a flame war on this subject but I just thought this
> was an opportunity for me to pass on some positive feedback to all those
> who take some of their own time to provide support to this community.
I think that's the exact way of putting it. Most people here help out
voluntarily. My style lacks and most of the time I hit the send button
rather quickly but I try and help because a year or so ago I was asking the
same kinda questions that could have been found in the archives, user's
guide or faq.
I've been on other lists where all you woulda got was a "wtf?" response
which is a little on the rude side for new users. Don't see many of those
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