automating the process of asking question
On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 3:34 AM, Alan Pope <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 10 March 2011 10:36, Abhishek Dixit <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Some times to debug some problems I need to ask a question on many
>> forums/mailing lists.
> That's actually pretty rude IMO. Whilst it gets maximum visibility to
> your question, it also massively duplicates the amount of work done to
> answer your question. If your answer is received on one site then
> anyone else on other sites answering your question later is just
> wasting their time.
And if you do that sort of thing a lot, you'll gain a reputation for
so doing and almost certainly lose any chance of getting an answer.
Be courteous and follow the conventions - ask on one list, see if you
get answers, if not (and ONLY if not), then try somewhere else. At
the very least, announce what you are doing in your multiple posts so
people who might answer can see if it's worth their time to respond.
These lists are free, but our time is donated. Respect that.
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