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From "Boniakowski,Jeb" <JBoniakow...@nntllc.com>
Subject RE: READ THIS FIRST !!! Mailing-list archive and good tips
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2000 21:01:04 GMT
How about rather than each of us getting this twice a day, only new
subscribers get it?

jeb.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wolfgang Stein [mailto:zorro@gmd-net.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 5:02 PM
> To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: READ THIS FIRST !!! Mailing-list archive and good tips 
> 
> 
> This list is obviously not moderated. Let's help ourselves !
> 
> For future noise reduction please re-post this TWICE a day
> so that new subscribers get informed with max. one day delay!!!
> 
> 
> ------------- Before posting any questions ... -----------------
> 
> - please search the archive contributed by Bob Tanner
>      http://archives.real-time.com/rte-tomcat/
>   Search for short phrases of your server error messages.
>   Search the archive again with better phrases.
>   Spent some time for reading all relevant search results
>   MOST beginners questions have been asked already !!!
> 
> - RTFM (some links please)
> 
> - There is no FAQ in this mailing-list
> 
> - Study the tomcat examples.
>   Try out/put your first servlets into the /examples context and
>   add an entry into /example/WEB-INF/web.xml
> 
> - Examine your error messages for tomcat weakly related stuff like
>   CLASSPATH problems
>   
> - This list is no automatic problem solver.
>   Try the steps above and try to help yourself first.
>   Ask an expert in your company or school class.
>   If all this does not help and you suffered for a reasonable
>   long time feel free to ask for help in this list :-)
>   
> - This list contains a lot of VIRUSES !!!
>   Don't trust anybody.
>   If your are not absolutely sure, dont't open any attachments.
>   Don't read the postings with a JavaScript enabled Client.
>   There are some JavaScript viruses.
>   Microsoft users:
>   Disable all stuff like ActiveScripting etc.
>   in your mail reader.  Be carefull with attachments,
>   especially of type .exe .vbs (there are also
>   some virus attachments like "livestages.txt.shs".
>   The .shs extension disappears/is not visible under Win but
>   represents an executable script which will execute when opened
>   separately.
>   I don't know whether the 'show attachements inline' feature 
>   will execute attachments automatically)
> 
> - Need more help ?
>   - Search the archive again
>   - Search DejaNews at http://www.deja.com/home_ps.shtml
>   - There is a servlet related mailing list  
>     SERVLET-INTEREST@JAVA.SUN.COM.
>     Find out how to search the archive.
>     Don't subscribe or you will receive hundred of messages a day 
>     making you overlook your few important mails.
>     Take this as an example of how the tomcat list 
>     should not evolve.
>   - Search the whole Web with a popular search engine.
>     Use one with advanced or boolean queries. Refine
>     your query.
>     As a developer of server applications you should know
>     all about it :-)
>     
> ------------- to be continued --------------------------------------
> 
> 
> P.S.
> Maybe someone can put this into grammatical correct form.
> We should be aware of the longer this doc gets the more
> it has to be maintained. 
> It should be mostly a pointer to other resources and
> a netiquette.
> 
> I am not sure how long this will work, but give it a chance.
> I am sure that we will remember quickly when we take a look 
> into our mailbox in the morning :-)
> 
> And please avoid too many comments on this doc, just refine
> - Wolfgang Stein
> 

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