I don't want to sound like a disgusting bastard or like a bastard operator from hell (even if it is and I don't weigh my finger to fuck someone with my omnipotence on this site) but sometimes you get tired and need to give some lessons in how to behave on the internet
Many already know how to do it, they know how don't be a troll and they know how to argue in different places on different topics. Others just don't.
In some cases, it seems that some people cannot figure out the difference between different services and functionalities, say blogs, forums, social networks, mailing lists, etc. People who cannot understand the difference of what is a blog used for and what is a forum.
That kind of people who fill your mail with messages with things like "The webcam doesn't work for me" o "How do I install such a thing on this system?". It is not that those of us who belong to Linux communities do not like to help and solve doubts, in fact we love it because it is the way to give something back to the community that has given us so much, but one thing is to resolve doubts in a forum, In a mailing list, give a tip via twitter and the other very different is that they invade your private land asking you questions or that they use inappropriate means for that.
A perfect example has been that of us here in DesdeLinux that lately has been inundated with pending "articles" where what people do is express their personal doubts about X subject, things like Does anyone know how to get this to work on such a distro? It's not for nothing but that's what the Forum and IRC.
And I address myself to people who do not understand this: gentlemen, you are not the only people with doubts in this world, they are not the only ones with problems or difficulties, nor are they more important than others to receive answers or special spaces somewhere so that they solve their doubts. It is uncomfortable, in bad taste, very ugly to have to delete these messages or have to reply to them "Hey, use the forum, please" when it is something that should be understood. We put a lot of effort into this, we try to make everything we have at hand available for the community to grow and learn; it is in terrible taste that, giving them everything we can give them, they want to use the means not willing to do that kind of thing to their advantage.
Probably everything is simply ignorance (in a good way) but this is worth to teach that there are different means and methods by which getting answers to your questions and using a blog, sending emails or private messages is not the solution, for something there are comments, forums, IRC's, etc.
I know this was short and has little to do with our usual theme, but it was already necessary, in fact I kept many things because the truth is not pretty and I do not want to put makeup on. I hope this serves as a lesson and that it does not allude to anyone.