Talk:MSysGit:InstallMSysGit

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Note for everybody who wants to edit this page: this is the wrong forum. Nobody monitors this page.

Instead, as described on the very home page of msysGit in the How to get help section, subscribe to the msysGit mailing list. Send your questions there. And contribute back (if you don't, don't be surprised if you do not get the appreciation you think you deserve).



A note from someone who just did:

Okay, these are issues I have with the article (MSysGit:InstallMSysGit) and this discussion page. I'm not trying to get help on msysGit here.

First, the article says:

msysGit is not Git for Windows; that is an installer which installs Git -- and only Git.

But on the "very home page of msysGit" there is a logo right at the top that says "msysgit - Git for Windows". These seem like incompatible assertions. I think I get what you're saying, but it's jarring seeing the two opposite statements like that.

Second, when I clicked into the discussion section to note the problem I have with the wording in the article, I was surprised at the 'blame-the-user' tone I found here.

  • Curtly telling me I'm in the wrong place puts me off. It's fine if you don't have the resources to monitor this page or if you think there are other places that are more conducive to discussion; but I came here because there's a big link at the top of the article that says "discussion" and I wanted to discuss the article. I'm not stupid for thinking this might be the place for such a discussion. Go ahead and redirect people to a different place, but you could be nicer about it.
  • I might not have gotten here from the home page of msysGit, so I might not have seen the How to get help section and I might not be here looking for help anyway. Rather than being snide, just say that if people are looking for help, there's a better place to get it.
  • When you assume all the users are useless freeloaders it doesn't encourage them to feel good about supporting the project. Rather than saying "don't be surprised if you do not get the appreciation you think you deserve". How about just flipping it around and telling people that they are encouraged to contribute back and that their efforts will be appreciated.

Some suggestions for helper-words that might be useful:

We're sorry we can't monitor this page.
Please go to the 'how to get help' section of the home page if you're looking for help.
Thank you for contributing back to the project.


  • Git wiki talk pages are not intended and were never intended to be a channel to ask questions. --JakubNarebski 11:51, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
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