RTFM replies

I am receiving 65 messages per day, very few interesting ones among them. Most 
of
these messages are sheer clutter, usually saying things like "here is my query, 
why 
is it slow". The net result is the fact that this list is becoming less and 
less 
useful for me. I seldomly see Tanel Poder, Nuno Suoto, Mogens Norgaard, Tim 
Gorman, 
Cary Millsap  or Jonathan Lewis. Personally, I am willing to respond to 
questions and 
I frequently do so. If this list becomes a pile of worthless spam that 
needlessly 
wastes my bandwidth then I'll do the same thing as Nuno Suoto: unsubscribe and 
switch 
to c.d.o.server. I am aware that the most of the list will breathe a sigh of 
relief 
if that happens but I am reluctant to give up a great tool that this list once 
was, 
just yet. So, I fully intend to continue decreasing what I see as a worthless 
junk by 
all means at my disposal, unless told otherwise by the administrator. If that 
happens, 
I'll simply unsubscribe, after 10 years of presence on this list.
What gets me started are questions that can easily be answered by reading 
manuals.
I don't believe that this is an online manual. To keep the peace, please 
respect me
and do not post trivial questions. Then I will respect you and will not post 
replies
which belong to this group as much as the trivial questions that instigated 
them. 
Namely, I do consider rude expecting other people to do your homework for you. 
In P2P 
world, people that do not contribute but just pump out stuff are called 
"leeches". 
Frequently asking trivial questions that are answered in the literature is 
usually a 
sign of similar parasitic attitude and unwillingness to invest even minimal 
personal 
effort. I am a member of this list for 10 years, much longer then most of the 
people 
asking trivial questions. I shall not waste my time any longer if 95% of the 
topics are 
started by questions that can trivially be answered by a minimal personal 
effort. So far, 
I am not willing to give up. This may change soon. It's up to you. On my part, 
I can
only promise to put in additional effort and imagination to thinly veil the 
RTFM phrase,
much to the delight of the target.

-- 
Mladen Gogala
http://www.mgogala.com


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