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From "Leif W" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache Will Not Start
Date Fri, 29 Aug 2003 15:42:50 GMT
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mgarriss" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Apache Will Not Start

> Boyle Owen wrote:
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: Cody Harris []
> >>
> >>/etc/hosts?
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Have you actually got a computer or are your just txting in your
> >messages?
> >
> >This is about the tersest thread I've ever seen! If you'd been a little
> >more verbose to begin with, your problem would've been solved several
> >messages ago because the other respondents would not have felt so
> >inclined to be as reticent as you. Your mono-syllabic postings give me
> >the impression that you are far too busy to be bothered explaining your
> >problem and would rather have others figure all out all the possible
> >answers and post them in detail for you...
> >
> While I have to agree with you I will have to say this, we 'the more
> computer savvy' should be a bit more polite in these situations.  Maybe


> instead pointing to a FAQ (
> or a mailing list tips page (no time to find a good one right now)

>From the Apache mailing lists page ( ),
there's a link to  Eric S. Raymond's "How To Ask Questions The Smart Way"
( ).  For those of us
answering questions, maybe we should consider "How To Answer Questions The
Smart Way" (yet to be written?).  :)

> instead.  Apache is a great project and we should not scare away people
> who might be switching from IIS. :)

Hopefully not scaring people away, but as with any change of software, or
any expansion of knowledge, there's a learning curve, so you've got to read
docs, FAQs, README and INSTALL files, man pages, and a few Google searches,
and bring a readiness to do some of the work when asking a question.  Be a
part of the process, not just dropping a question and hoping everyone else
answers it.  Got to try things, keep notes on what works for you, etc.

> just my 2c



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