Subject: Re: Personal Insults, ruin newsgroups
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Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 13:31:12 GMT
I will just say this, I came over to these groups to solve a couple of
problems, and I was very thankful to those that helped. What really
caught me off guard was how many wasted my time and the groups time
with some pet peeve about what I posted, how it was posted, who it was
posted to, how it was signed/or lack there of, and of course, the
classic, go find out for yourself messages.
The good news is, that except for one area, I got very high quality
assistance from the group, the main project I came in for help on, is
completed and working great, so the way I look at it now is that it is
easily worth the nonsense you have to read, for the many jewels from
the group here that clearly know their shit.
Knowledge always comes at a price, the price here is having to listen
to the whiners, and to those, like me, who foolishly respond to these
morons. I have stopped responding to that kind of junk, really don't
know why I responded to some in the first place, except that it was so
tempting and easy, especially when hit first, it's a natural reaction,
until you sit back and put things back into perspective.
My recommendation is to just ignore it and the posters who do it, over
the last few weeks I have been able to tune out most of the noise, I
likely ended up in a few filters myself for responding initially...
On 16 Jan 2003 17:10:25 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Rolavine) wrote:
>While I'm more a lurker in this group, I have been delighted with the vast
>knowledge and easy command of esoteric subjects that some of us have. I
>honestly feel that if you could put together the top talent in this group you
>could take over the world. Also, I have to thank many of you for the great
>advice you have given me when I've had troubles. Like many of you, I'm a 'one
>man band' shop and have to solve all problems myself. Like most of you, the
>complexity and variety of what I do provides ample rope for hanging myself on a
>daily basis. In other words, 'what ego?', lol.
>Of late, some of the discussions have become ways for people to work out their
>aggressions, sense of victimization, and righteous indignation. I feel that
>most of us do what we do, because we found a kind of 'nobility' in it. I'm
>urging us to put aside our vehemence, and to treat each other with respect.