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c++.announce - Popularity, email, and newsgroups

reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
On a typical day, 400 people download the compiler, and the number grows
steadilly. This is fantastic! But there's a downside - while I used to be
able to easilly handle all the email questions I get, it's starting to be
too much. I can see the point where all I do all day is answer email, and I
never have the time to work on improving the compiler!

So, I do request that if people have technical questions or bug reports, to
please post them in the newsgroups here! While I still do have time to read
all the email, please indulge me if I don't respond to all of it anymore.
Most technical problems have already been encountered and overcome by others
who do read & post to the newsgroups, so you're likely to get a good
response there.

Posting the resolutions to the newsgroups also helps others who may be
having troubles with the same problem.

Thanks for your understanding,

-Walter
Feb 07 2002
parent Jan Knepper <jan smartsoft.cc> writes:
EXACTLY!
That's why the newsgroup was setup in the first place!!!
Also... The articles in the newsgroup do NOT expire. So the very first messages
are still there! May be someday I will be able to put in on the web under
www.digitalmars.com and enable the search engine on it!

Jan



Walter wrote:

 On a typical day, 400 people download the compiler, and the number grows
 steadilly. This is fantastic! But there's a downside - while I used to be
 able to easilly handle all the email questions I get, it's starting to be
 too much. I can see the point where all I do all day is answer email, and I
 never have the time to work on improving the compiler!

 So, I do request that if people have technical questions or bug reports, to
 please post them in the newsgroups here! While I still do have time to read
 all the email, please indulge me if I don't respond to all of it anymore.
 Most technical problems have already been encountered and overcome by others
 who do read & post to the newsgroups, so you're likely to get a good
 response there.

 Posting the resolutions to the newsgroups also helps others who may be
 having troubles with the same problem.

 Thanks for your understanding,

 -Walter

Feb 07 2002