Ruby-Forum.com is acting as a one-way gateway to the ruby-talk mailing
list and comp.lang.ruby newsgroup.
I have been wondering recently why I see 2 or 3 people answering the
same question, getting no “thank you response”…and then someone else
comes along, posts the same answer as one of them, and only they get
responded to. The reason is that the original poster is not seeing those
People are asking questions, getting lots of help…and then not seeing
most of the answers.
For example, compare this thread (with 4 total posts):
with a more official version (with 10 total posts):
(If someone from ruby-forum ever fixes the forum, maybe they can also
make the oft-requested change to move the Ruby on Rails mailing list to
the top of the forum list, so that new users confusing Rails with Ruby
will see that and know to post there.)