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Re: live chat with other nanog'ers
- From: Kyle Lutze
- Date: Thu Dec 29 23:27:26 2005
Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
I'm no idiot, I've just been having a pounding headache recently and
some withdrawal effects from some meds and couldn't remember off hand.
Still, it's an annoying way to be treated being new to the list and
hoping to get a bit more involved.
On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 07:51:31PM -0800, Kyle Lutze wrote:
My problem with #nanog on efnet is not that there is off topic chatter
with people unwinding, its when you go in their to ask a question (such
as I had forgotten what AS stood for and asked really fast) and you get
crap answers, for example:
AppleBoy` question on some keyterms used on the list, what is an AS?
xkev what is an AS?
TestACL typo for ASS
xkev ashkie, anal suppressor
xkev .. AS: anal suppressor
and it basically went on like that. So, new chan, perhaps with only
decent people in it.
Like I said, #nanog is not an appropriate place for absurdly novice
questions. The people you mention above are regular nanog attendees and
experienced network operators (actually, very experienced), and you are
not only wasting their time you are intruding on their conversation by
coming to that channel to ask silly questions. That is not intended to be
mean, that is simply the way it is.
It sounds like what you are really looking for is a channel that is geared
towards helping the less experienced without giving sarcastic answers, in
which case I stand by the recommendation of #ciscohelp. If in doubt,
#nanog is probably not the place for you.