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Subject: RE: UNofficial future MOTM list

From: "Tkacs, Ken" <Ken.Tkacs@...>
Date: 2000-01-24

Hey, that Word document was a great idea-thanks!

You're right: "Go search the archives" is the kind of lazy, irritating
answer to questions on lists like this that are very off-putting to people,
new & experienced alike. I myself have been the victim of that (not
necessarily on ∗this∗ list)-you search the archives for hours, can't find
what you're looking for, and then ask the question in the forum only to have
five cranky people respond with "Go search the archives." In the amount of
time it took them to type that retort, they could have answered my question
in most cases. (Plus most of these archive search engines leave a LOT to be

An Email list like this is very similar to a conversation. Would you have a
conversation with someone and every time they asked a question, snap at
them, "Why don't you go to the library"?

If we want to encourage others to join us in our little corner of heaven, we
should endeavor to be helpful. Again, not that people on this list aren't
helpful-I guess I'm thinking more of "another" list dedicated to analog
synthesizer enthusiasm. My experience here with the MOTM crowd has been that
there are a lot of very clever, very supportive folks on this list. And
since most of us keep off-topic inquiries to a reasonable level, we've
avoided all that hostility as well.

-----Original Message-----
From:J. Larry Hendry [mailto:jlarryh@...]
Sent:Sunday, January 23, 2000 11:17 PM
Subject:[motm] UNofficial future MOTM list

This question about what new modules are coming surfaces on
a regular basis and deserves a respectable reply. We do owe those new to
the list a
response better than "go search the archives" ...