[amsat-bb] Re: RTFM question

Mark Lunday mlunday at nc.rr.com
Wed Jun 10 18:03:16 PDT 2009

Actually, a better approach might be to answer the question and also include
a reference to the location.  The asker then sees a way to look that he or
she may not know.  Also avoids making incorrect assumptions.  I see this
method used a lot on technical mailing lists.

This way, we "teach others to fish for themselves."

Mark Lunday
wd4elg at arrl.net

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 12:11 PM
To: Luc Leblanc
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: RTFM question

There might not be a stupid question but there are certainly those that are
too lazy to first try to help themselves and 
expect others to do everything for them.

Luc Leblanc wrote:

> It was a Fashion on this BB in the AO-40 time. Those who knows look at
those who don't from a different level... There is no stupid 
> question and if this BB still have some use lets those who want to help
free to answer even if it is an obvious RTFM case at your eyes.
> I fight this mentality back years ago and even with instructions booklets
you still need the other experience just read the IC-220H manual 
> and you will see even with the RTFM you will need to practice a lot.
> If only one question can save time and frustation the another one i feel
it worth the time spent to answer his question.
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