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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Snark on the users list
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:56:23 GMT
I don't see any problem with a clear statement that 'maven is a
development tool for developers'. I agree that going past that to any
of the recent attempts to encode RTFM or 'go find a buddy' into some
sort of sentence on the web site is a loser, in spite of my attempt to
craft one.

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:24 PM, Barrie Treloar <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Jesse Farinacci <> wrote:
>> Greetings,
> [del]
>> I guess I don't think anyone that we'd like to tell STFU and RTFM will
>> read any manual anyway. The people that will read the manual will be a
>> bit put off, I suspect, by the harsh way we treat the unseasoned.
> Yes, exactly.
>> So we don't get any benefit from having such language around. It would
>> be far better to just get a really good FAQ and Cookbook (a la
>> Sonatype's thing) where we can just respond with a single link and
>> that will end the thread. In addition, linking to existing solutions
>> will result in (minimal) search engine optimization for those sites
>> via cross linking, etc, thereby promoting those FAQ/Recipes higher in
>> searches.
> That's why I have this canned response:
>   Please have a look at the freely available books at
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