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  • Steven Gordon
    How about: If your question looks like a homework assignment, please rephrase it so that it does not. ... From: Deb [mailto:deborah@hartmann.net] Sent:
    Message 1 of 40 , Dec 1, 2004
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      How about:
       
      "If your question looks like a homework assignment, please rephrase it so that it does not."
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Deb [mailto:deborah@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 2:16 PM
      To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Question


      --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, "Victor Szalvay"
      <victor@d...> wrote:
      >
      > BTW, I think we've handled answering newbie
      > questions quite well.  I can't remember a newbie post that took a
      > beating for asking intro questions (btw, are there any intro
      > questions? This is stuff is some complex, I'm beginning to doubt
      there are any "easy" questions).

      I love the "hi I'm new, I have a question" posts.

      The current discussion is good - if there is an obstacle to newbie
      posts (and there is), then it's a good thing to tackle it head on,
      which we are doing.

      What gets under my skin is the occasional "please help me plagiarise
      my homework assignment" ones. Maybe we need an item on the FAQ to
      respond appropriately to this, so it doesn't have to be done on the
      list? Who would like to write it and send it to me off-list?





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    • Gary F
      ... A number of people have mentioned the confusion and balkanization that would result from multiple forums. I disagree. Confusion as to the appropriate
      Message 40 of 40 , Dec 7, 2004
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        --- Dawn <dawn@...> wrote:

        >
        > Dividing into multiple forums as was suggested does feel unnatural
        > and, as
        > somebody pointed out, would result in confusion as to what list would
        > give
        > the best experience. AND would result in a lot of good information

        A number of people have mentioned the confusion and balkanization that
        would result from multiple forums. I disagree.

        Confusion as to the appropriate forum is essentially the same problem
        as with confusion as to what keyword to put into the subject. People
        who are using the keywords as filters are in the same situation as
        people who only subscribe to a subset of the lists/forums.

        The (bad) balkanization problem is a result of both divisions that
        aren't well defined and the technology. Mailing lists and news groups
        are particularly prone to this problem, but other online forums can
        reduce or even eliminate the problem. Many bboards allow discussions
        to be moved from one forum (really a subforum) to another.

        Personally, my favorite is the Propsero technology, use by many
        services and available at DelphiForums for individuals and groups.
        See, for example, Inifinite Loops (general programming discussion) at
        http://forums.delphiforums.com/infinite_loops/messages or the About
        Linux forum at http://forums.about.com/ab-linux/messages .

        My point is that these are all problems that can be solved. To borrow
        from Ken Schwaber's first exercise at the Scrum class, we should be
        looking at this issue from the "yes, and..." perspective, not the "yes,
        but ..." perspective.

        Gary





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