I just feel it could have been approached differently. The guy/girl came asking for help with sendmail after doing some tinkering.
I know Google, man pages, sendmail website, etc. all could have helped the guy. He never stated is initial research. But just a comment saying don't mess with it is counter intuitive. Mess with it! Do all you can! Break it! (Hopefully not production
) that's what GNU/Linux is all about IMO.
All in all, I'm only saying you didn't have to be so harsh, remember that there are newbies coming all the time who might not have as great of intuition as some of the Slackware Gods. Go easy on them. Just don't comment if it's a waste of your time discouraging him from attempting to "dive right in".
I meant no disrespect, just read it and was a asking myself why even say that last part.