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Re: Stack Overflow versus the Cygwin mailing lists (Was: prefork error : couldn't create pipe process trackerWin32 error 161)
- From: Warren Young <warren at etr-usa dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:27:47 -0600
- Subject: Re: Stack Overflow versus the Cygwin mailing lists (Was: prefork error : couldn't create pipe process trackerWin32 error 161)
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On 4/29/2013 19:42, Christopher Faylor wrote:
I'll try to make the point again: If you are looking for help for
software then the closer you can get to the source of the software the
better the help is likely to be.
For purely technical questions, not answered already, yes.
We see a lot of brush-off answers here, though, which simply doesn't
happen on SO. Or rather, such answers never win the SO game, so those
of a temperament to post them get discouraged.
Warren, this is the second time that you have seemed to be annoyed with
me about something I said that was not intended to be a slight or an
I wasn't responding out of any personal pique on this one. My only
point is that SO is worth fixing where broken, not something to be
ridiculed or ignored.
I'm not interested in expanding the scope of my tech support to include
working with you to improve Cygwin information on stackoverflow.
I wasn't suggesting that you go on a crusade. :) Rather, if you see
something bogus and don't want to fix it, know that I have offered you
the use of my sword. I won't promise to go and slay any and all
dragons, but if it's within my scope, why not.
However, if you want to do that then I'm sure the whole interwebs would
Already doing that. I monitor the Cygwin tag in my RSS reader, and have
several highly-rated answers. (None in the top 10 yet, though.)
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