For those who saw my other post on what the RubyForge forum is about, I apologize for the redundancy here. However, I feel like perhaps if some folks pass this reminder along, it’ll get the message out. I’ve seen a huge resurgence of off topic posts, and I’m actually feeling bad that people end up waiting for replies only to get the same ‘we don’t deal with those questions here’ reply.
The RubyForge support forum is meant to support RubyForge itself. That means that if you have a feature request you might want to talk about before submitting a formal proposal, if you think you might have found a broken service in RubyForge, but you’re not sure, or if you just want to talk to us about some of the stuff we offer, you’ve found the right place.
If you have svn access that works on Windows but not on Linux, If you can’t install rails but you don’t suspect our gem servers are broken, or if you just want to ask what a particular library does, please, don’t use the RubyForge forum. You will get much better help elsewhere.
I am the only active volunteer monitoring our forum right now, so please… help me out a bit by using the great mailing lists out there!
This isn’t to discourage people from using our forum, in fact, if in doubt, post to us anyway. But please, read the FAQ before you post. If others can spread the word by linking my other article on what our forum is for, that’d be very helpful!