Dale posted on Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:41:09 -0500 as excerpted:
> And let's not forget, they almost certainly got the instructions to
> subscribe off the Gentoo mailing list page. Most any mailing list I
> have ever seen has the instructions to subscribe and unsubscribe on the
> same page.
> Sort of weird people can't remember how they subscribed.
Well, given what Gentoo is, a Linux (meta)distribution that while it
generally does have quite good documentation (by the time it reaches
stable, at least), it expects users to have some intellect and not be
afraid to use it, and doesn't apologize for not doing any hand-holding
(the typical saying, "If it breaks, you get to keep the pieces", if you
can't/won't read them...
Think about it. If you somehow mistakenly thought Gentoo was for you but
you couldn't/wouldn't read docs, wouldn't you be trying to unsubscribe as
well... and having problems because you /couldn't/ (or at least didn't)
read the docs. =:^)
Face it. There's a lot more folks that like the "we make what would be
your decisions for you" Ubuntus and Macs of the world than like the Gentoos
and the LFSs (Linux-from-Scratchs). They'll be like a beached whale on
Gentoo, and Gentoo really doesn't make any apologies for it, being quite
happy to point them to Ubuntu, etc, if they're that kind of user.
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