[mythtv-users] "get the sources and fix it yourself"

Bearcat M. Sandor HomeTheater at feline-soul.com
Thu Sep 27 19:45:41 UTC 2007

Asking for help is a measure of one's commitment to solving a problem. If
anything it shows that there is commitment.

Not everyone is at the same level of competence when it comes to computers
and bug resolution.

I guess it comes down to a question of "Do we want Linux only to to used
by geeks or by the common person?" Given the work done towards usability i
would argue the latter.  However, it's the elitist attitude that chases
away the latter.

I'm working hard in my community to help people use linux on a daily
basis. My biggest hurdle has been some of the attitude i've found.

My initial comment was kind of a knee-jerk one. If this is
counter-productive to the list, i'm happy to drop it or take it elsewhere
and you have my apologies.


>> On Thursday 27 September 2007 in an email titled "Re: [mythtv-users]
>> "get
>> the
>> sources and fix it yourself"" Michael T. Dean wrote:
> [deletia]
>> I feel that this whole RTFM stuff is utter crap. Why do people hang out
>> in
>> a
>> help channel just to tell people to do it themselves and that they can't
>> be
>> bothered?
>> I still don't understand why some of these communities would tolerate
>> such
>> attitudes.  So the point was to ask "Why do you thinks it's tolerable?"
>    If you aren't committed to the solution of your own problems, why do
> you expect anyone else to be?
> [deletia]

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