Is there a reference question such as this on SU?

On U&L, questions on Kali (especially all those about network connectivity) are flagged as duplicate of this one.

  • I sometimes refer a user that seems like they are in over their head to this: kali.training/downloads/Kali-Linux-Revealed-1st-edition.pdf it's from the developers, and is meant for newbies and experts as a reference. Do we really want that for SU? They close almost every Kali question with very troll like behavior. Also that post over at U&L is contradictory to what the developers say. Mar 22, 2019 at 14:40
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    You mean, contradictory with To get the most out of Kali, it is important to have a thorough understanding of its powerful Debian GNU/Linux underpinnings (see "Introduction" page) and Kali is aimed at security professionals and IT administrators (page 11)?
    – xenoid
    Mar 22, 2019 at 16:14
  • i was referring to "Whether you’re new to Information Security, or a seasoned security veteran, the Kali Linux Revealed Book and our online training exercises have something to teach you. The saying “You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation” rings true in the information security field as well, and if you use (or want to learn to use) Kali Linux in a professional capacity, you should familiarize yourself as best as you can with the internals of the penetration testing distribution." from kali.training Mar 22, 2019 at 16:46
  • but yes, even that statement from kali training seems to contradict the manual they created. either way, the manual covers "questions about network connectivity". its the users responsibility to make sure that their NICs / Adapters are compatible with the version they are using. if they are not, the user can use that guide to make a custom image for themselves. Mar 22, 2019 at 16:49
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    OK, so "RTFM" is going to be a boilerplate answer :)
    – xenoid
    Mar 22, 2019 at 16:53
  • lol, maybe not with the Fing. even the "I tried to update "x" package and now my installation is broken" type questions are covered in the manual. Honestly why would we help someone who is not willing to take the time to learn / read about the distro? pointing them in the right direction is better IMO than saying "The reason for x is that you are using x distribution". it feels a little esoteric to me. Mar 22, 2019 at 17:03
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    A passive/agressive answer is to create a question "Is there a Kali documentation" with the URL as an answer and flag Kali questions as duplicates of that :)
    – xenoid
    Mar 22, 2019 at 18:13
  • @xenoid - Any comment or answer that contains the phrase "RTFM", will be reported to a moderator, don't use that phrase here. It's offensive and rude. Likewise an answer, that points to another answer on another SE community, will be flagged for moderator attention. Link-only answers are not acceptable. In both cases, unhelpful answers, will be downvoted.
    – Ramhound
    Mar 22, 2019 at 19:31
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    I usually comment: If you're asking this question then Kali is probably not for you.
    – user931000
    May 25, 2019 at 19:38


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