CP/M conversion

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_wco.com>
Date: Thu Feb 5 11:46:23 1998

On Wed, 4 Feb 1998, Tim Shoppa wrote:

> Very stupid netiquette question of mine: on Usenet, it is common
> to simply refer askers of Frequently Asked Questions to the FAQ. It
> seems very backwards to me that this isn't done very often on the
> classiccmp mailing list - most of the posts end up talking about something
> that is already well-addressed and, frankly, quite boring. Is there
> something in the classiccmp charter that I missed? Am I being completely
> out-of-line to refer folks to resources on Usenet or elsewhere on the
> Web?

I don't think so. But on the other hand, sometimes its nice for the
students in Computer Collecting 101 to get involved in a full discussion
of a certain subject with those who are knowledgeable on it. It helps
them to learn.

I think its subjective. If we've just gone through a full discussion on
how to convert CP/M files to another format and someone comes in and asks
the same question within the next 6 weeks, then maybe its time to refer
them to the FAQ.

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