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From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Wed 08 Oct 2003 - 19:59:03 BST

On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 03:20:21PM +0100, Sam Vilain wrote:
> On Wed, 08 Oct 2003 13:30, someone wrote;
> > > I'm just curious; As I often see you referring to IRC instead of
> > > an URL, does that mean the answer is not available elsewhere, or
> > > that you just prefer the more direct way of explaining things?

often both, and I want to get a feeling for
the problems the community encounters ...

assumed you described the problem very accurate
and I know and give an apropriate answer, either
solving or explaining why this should (not) be
as it is, doesn't explain why and how you got
there in the first place ...

> > > It seems to me that IRC work well for discussions but quite
> > > ineffective for answering questions that will be asked again and
> > > again. By the way, is IRC transcripted and saved for later
> > > referral?
> How about this...
> --
> Due to the `integration centric' nature of vserver queries, issues
> like this are probably more easily resolved if you join the IRC
> channel at:
> Server: irc.oftc.net Port: standard (6667)
> Channel: #vserver
> One or two of the core team are usually hanging around in there. In
> return for this unprecedented level of `support' from an Open Source
> project, it would be very much appreciated if you summarise the
> discussion, and what the final solution to the problem was (even if
> there was no solution), as a reply to your original question to the
> vserver list. This makes the mail archives an invaluable tool for
> other vserver system integrators and managers.
> If you are unfamiliar with irc, please see http://www.foad.com/
> --
> An IRC log is a good idea, but not very easily searchable.
> --
> Sam Vilain, sam_at_vilain.net

thank you Sam!
well, I could not have answered it better ...

100% agreed on that ...


> Anything that can go wrong WILL go wrong

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