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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: New to SVN
Date Thu, 08 Dec 2011 12:14:37 GMT
Case in point: the last two paragraphs you just wrote should be written
up somewhere other than the mailing list archives. :-P

Stefan Sperling wrote on Thu, Dec 08, 2011 at 12:21:42 +0100:
> On Thu, Dec 08, 2011 at 07:20:44AM +0000, Cooke, Mark wrote:
> > > Do I have to have my working folder and svn folder have the same name?
> > Did you read the [free!] link that I gave you yesterday?
> > [1] http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/nightly/TortoiseSVN_en/index.html
> > 
> > [2] http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.7/index.html
> 
> James, please read these links if you already haven't done so.
> Especially the first 2 chapters of the svnbook.
> 
> A lot of time and effort has been put into writing these texts.
> They generally provide much more comprehensive and better answers
> to basic questions than this list can.
> 
> It's fine to ask questions here if you don't understand something
> in the documentation, or if the documentation doesn't cover your
> question, or if you simply fail to locate the answer in the text (that
> happens to many, it's no big deal).
> But asking without consulting the documentation first amounts to asking
> people here to repeat work which others have already put into the docs.
> And generally the answers provided here will be terse and of lower didactic
> quality than a properly written text book.
> So while quickly mailing a question to the list and waiting for an answer
> might seem like quicker turnaround than reading through a book it is
> actually counter-productive for both your own learning experience as
> well as for those who explain things on this list again even though the
> documentation already covers the material.
> 
> I hope you understand this, and I hope you have fun learning and using
> Subversion! Feel free to keep asking if you don't understand something.
> But when doing so please try to point out where the docs are failing you
> so that we can improve them for the benefit of the entire user base. Thanks!

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