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Re: sshd and /usr/bin/zsh
Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 02:53:09PM -0400, Brad King wrote:
>>Oops, sorry. My eyes scrolled through the left column of the web page
>>and found "FAQ". When the problem was not in the FAQ I went back and
>>scrolled up and found "Mailing Lists" before noticing the "Reporting
>>Problems" link. I suggest you add a link to
>>http://cygwin.com/problems.html from http://cygwin.com/lists.html in the
>>description of when posting to the main cygwin list is okay.
>Yeah, we should <http://cygwin.com/problems.html> probably
<http://cygwin.com/problems.html> >known better
<http://cygwin.com/problems.html> than to think
><http://cygwin.com/problems.html> that anyone
>http://cygwin.com/problems.html> would read
><http://cygwin.com/problems.html> the left bar
I agree that there are plenty of places where this link appears.
However, just the fact that you replied in this manner tells me that
this is a common mistake by users. In my case I made an honest attempt
to post properly (I run several mailing lists so I understand the
problem). What I described was a reasonable path to get to the mailing
list in which I never saw the link. I then suggested a way to plug the
hole in this path to save you and others this trouble in the future.
Most projects I've seen have the following desired policy for posting to
1.) Read the FAQ
2.) Read the mailing list policy
3.) Post to the list
Here is what happens when I follow this policy on the cygwin page:
1.) I find the FAQ link in the left column. The FAQ does not help my
2.) I go back to the front page and my eyes scroll up from FAQ looking
for mailing lists. Since the link for reporting problems is above
mailing lists I get to the mailing list link first. This is how I
missed the link on the front page.
3.) I follow the mailing list link and the page starts with
"Is there a mailing list for the project?
Yes. There are several. They are listed below."
I scroll through the mailing list page looking for the set of available
lists mentioned at the top. This is how I missed the link in the middle
of the 8 paragraphs of text. I see a "cygwin" list and read its policy,
which has a nice set of bullet points. There is no mention of the
problems page here. This is where I suggest it be added.
4.) I send a message to the list without subscribing and it works. This
is how I missed the link included in the welcome message.
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