[mythtv-users] An option for watching tv

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 15:34:26 UTC 2006

On 12/4/06, Jeff Wormsley <daworm at comcast.net> wrote:
> Phil Bridges wrote:
> > C'mon, now.  If you go to MythTV.org, the homepage for the project,
> > there is a link on the left that says "Documentation".  Not only does
> > the first section have a section called "Bug Database" (Section 1.8 -
> > http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO.html#toc1.8), that section
> > contains a link to the wiki's "feature wishlist"
> > (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Feature_Wishlist).  The *very
> > first* item on the "wish list" is:
> <snip>
>  > Is it really that difficult that people that are using the software
>  > (which, last time I checked, isn't even at a 1.0 version) should be
>  > expected to *read the documentation* before complaining aout items on
>  > the newlist, especially ones that are *already listed* in the "feature
>  > wishlist"?  Doubly frustrating is how the OP actually said "I know its
>  > something which has been answered in the FAQ", which indicates he's
>  > read the documentation?
> "Feature Wishlist" is not "How to install" or a "Bug".  And do you
> really think anyone is going to read every page on the site before
> diving right in?  Even for the total newbies, we're still all geeks to
> some degree or another, and everyone knows that geeks don't read any
> more of the documentation than they have to, which is "How do I install"
> to begin with and "Bugs" when something goes wrong.  "Feature Wishlist"
> isn't something to read before starting, and doesn't even enter into the
> equation when someone runs into this issue.

This has nothing to do with your question, which asked "how is a new
user a) going to know to look into the archives or Wiki before asking
the question here, and b) know how to phrase the search so that he or
she will get the relevant topics in the archives or on the Wiki?"

Also, please note in the "First Things First" section the part "1.6
Mailing lists / getting help ".

I agree that we're all a bit geeky here, but I try to read through the
docs when I have an issue with software first, before complaining that
it doesn't work right.

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