[Snort-users] OT: Reseller Rant
erek at ...577...
Fri Mar 29 16:36:17 EST 2002
On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, F.M. Taylor wrote:
> I beleive that as a support person, you should keep as many irons in as
> many fires as possible in order to provide support for your users. One
> good thinng to do would be to use this mailing list.
Yes! I've been in the tech support seat before. I can't tell you how
invaluable resources like email lists and USENET are/were to me.
> HOWEVER, if you are a professional, cite your sources. If you cut and
> paste your support solutions from a public mailing list, include the
> header information. Give credit where credit is due.
As I said in an earlier email--being cited isn't all that. I (personally)
could care less about being cited. The thing that gets to me is the way
_some_ use this as thier back line for tech support. There is _NO_ effort on
thier part to research or to even look for the answer. Question is written
and sent to the list. Boom, get an answer--Then give it to the customer
looking like a 'super dude' for having the answer and telling them what/how to
It kinda reminds me of the "Me too!" movement when AOL starting carrying
> Now if you read the list and just happen to remember the answer, use your
> own words, don't credit anyone except your ability to learn.
> If you are just "parroting" others, well, that will work for a while, but
> it will catch up with you and bite you where you sit.
Yes... Yes it will. :)
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