[Haskell-cafe] *GROUP HUG*
limestrael at gmail.com
Tue May 24 19:46:21 CEST 2011
> Will the same etiquette work when we start to get lots of questions from
Java programmers? :)
If you mean "will we have to maintain the same etiquette?" then, sadly, yes.
(And I said we were done trolling! ;) )
2011/5/24 Tom Murphy <amindfv at gmail.com>
> Firstly, I would definitely like to second the group hug! I'd say best
> learning community on the net, that I know of.
> On 5/24/11, Ketil Malde <ketil at malde.org> wrote:
> > The point is that at face value, being rude and arrogant may drive away
> > naive questions, but is much more likely to result in endless threads of
> > discussions of etiquette, usually laced with ample amounts of
> > hostility. This actually decreases signal to noise.
> > Also it not only drives away the naive questions, it drives away the
> > people asking them. People who might at some point become informed,
> > contributing members of the community.
> It also drives away people who don't know if their question is naive
> or not. When you don't want to be yelled at, you have a strong
> tendency to err on the side of not asking. This slows down learning
> significantly, and decreases the number of people who can answer
> others' questions in the future.
> > Some people quit haskell-cafe for other (better policed?)
> > forums, so perhaps we are too liberal? I hope not.
> Does anybody know how much this has happened?
> I'm very interested in how we can maintain this amazing resource as
> Haskell's user base grows. Will the same etiquette work when we start
> to get lots of questions from Java programmers? :)
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