Catch up on stories from the past week servers beyond at the Slashdot story archive. As for "ask[ing] the same uninformed question, over and over" Uhh. Expect a LOT of uninformed questions.
Favorite IRC Network?
I'm not talking about the ass who comes into the channel and starts repeating their question every 5 seconds sometimes more. They should be warned and then banned if irc continues.
I'm talking about the poor sap who asks something simple and quite 'noob' like and then gets booted with some snotty comment.
It happens a lot in both of those channels and its sad. People do get frustrated at newbies that come in and demand instant help and then throw a fit if nobody knows the answer or wants sex answer. That's the only time I've seen newbies flamed and I suspect that many of these loudmouths shouting about getting flamed by the " d00dz" and by the way, nobody who types like that is asian teens hardcore seriously, I don't know where you guys get this stuff I guess the free IRC type of support suffers from the same drawbacks as free software.
It will get done if it's an interesting problem, with a little extra effort thrown in if we're feeling generous. Sometimes it's a wonderful product, sometimes it just pisses people off