[SI-LIST] Re: Acceptable questions

Hello there,
There could be another reason why people use their HOTMAIL or YAHOO address.

Many fellows are using their company's .com address. That happens to be 
their MAIN email address. Many a number of times, they keep their AUTO REPLY 
option ON that says "Out of Office till Sep 31/Oct 31 st.... "

Just for posting something in the SI-LIST, we get deluged by these AUTO 
responses from 10s and 100s of people. And we do ignore those emails. When 
we can ignore those emails, why can't we ignore the Qs from the newbies that 
may not be of importance to us? May be somebody else who has JUST learnt 
that topic can respond to that Q from the newbies. You are not FORCED to 
oblige them. RESPONDING is purely YOUR CONCERN.

George Bush could be a member of the SI-LIST. But I wouldn't care if he's in 
his office or out of his office. And I wouldn't wanna know that thru his 
AUTO REPLY in my MAIN EMAIL address (My company's/University's email 
address).

And again, the SI-LIST is not our personal property to DICTATE terms. 
Anybody who's interested CAN join. They can post their Q as long as it's not 
offensive.

The SI-List website itself says "si-list is a technically oriented mailing 
list dedicated to the discussion and interchange of information on all 
topics related to signal integrity.
si-list currently has over 3500 subscribers from around the world. The 
members range from experts in the field in both industry and academia to 
students and others interested in learning about the subject".

Nobody's asking you how to make FRENCH FRIES.
If a Q is not of any concern to you, just ignore it! Stop dissing the 
newbies who post here. You can ADVISE them to study a lot. But nobody has 
the right to call a person LAZY or something DEROGATORY.

This not only fits for the SI-LIST, but for our life too. You wouldn't care 
if somebody in the tribal regions of africa fight with another for petty 
reasons. Would you?? You just ignore the news in the newspaper. Don't you? 
It's just like that!

If you don't like it, ignore.

Always, we should learn to control our TONGUE. Anything in this world can be 
taken back. But the WORDS, once they come out of our mouth, CAN NOT be taken 
back.

Hope I made some sense!

Cheers,
Ammu

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ivan Ndip" <ndip@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <Chris.Cheng@xxxxxxxxxxxx>; <si-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2004 8:54 AM
Subject: [SI-LIST] Re: Acceptable questions


> Yes Chris, it is too much to ask for. I think we have to concentrate
> more on the questions than to spend  time trying to find out  where
> people come from. And as Ray beautifully put it, "....If a particular
> piece of traffic offends your technical sensibilities it is a simple
> matter to just ignore it or delete it...." Life goes on.
>
> Regards,
> Ivan
>
> Chris Cheng wrote:
>
>>Another is entitled to ask questions here, but is it too much to show us 
>>who
>>you are ?
>>If you are a student, you have an .edu account, right ?
>>If you are an engineer, you have your company's .com email other than
>>msn,yahoo or hotmail, right ?
>>If you don't have a .com or .edu address, at least you can tell us where 
>>you
>>come from, right ?
>>This is not AA or Dr. Drew Show, if you seek help, at least have the
>>courtesy to identify yourself. Is that too much to ask for ?
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Scott McMorrow [mailto:scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 5:38 PM
>>To: bill_hargin@xxxxxxxxxxx; silist
>>Subject: [SI-LIST] Re: Acceptable questions
>>
>>
>>For what it's worth ...
>>
>>All questions are acceptable in the right forum at the right time.
>>Sometimes it's a matter of personal taste, preference, tolerance and
>>blood sugar level at the time.  However, I find myself becoming
>>frustrated, disgusted, cranky and generally ignore posts when I intuit
>>one of the following:
>>
>>1) The person posting is asking a tool-related question that should be
>>answered by an AE.
>>
>>2) The person posting is asking a tool-related question and has
>>obviously not RTFM.
>>
>>3) The person posting is most likely using unauthorized software.
>>
>>4) The person posting is most likely part of an off-shore outsourcing
>>group and is trying to acquire information without effort.
>>
>>5) The person posting is replying to one of the above and naively trying
>>to be helpful.
>>
>>
>>cheers,
>>
>>scott
>>
>>
>>
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