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Reply from an incoherent poster

Posted 11-13-2010 at 01:28 AM by archtoad6
Updated 12-31-2010 at 02:41 AM by archtoad6 (speeling :0)

I want to archive this, before some moderator, doing his or her proper job, destroys removes the evidence in the name of harmony.

Quote:
Originally Posted by raysr View Post
You know, it seems that every time I post here, I get taken apart and insulted for the way I posted than getting any valuable information. If you don't have an answer for my problem, leave me alone. Don't post, jerk-off.
The only, and I mean only, help I have gotten here that actually worked was from "redazz". That's pretty pitiful considering the amount of questions I've sought help with.
I'll go to another forum that is more interested in helping that showing their shining intelligence. FU a**hat, oh, I mean archtoad.
I shouldn't expect anything different from a Texass resident.
You can read the whole thread here

In response I added color to my reply to de-emphasize the potentially inflammatory portions in order to lessen their impact. The color also highlights how much of the post is a careful analysis of the OP & the info. necessary to solve the problem, & how little is criticism.

I also reported the quoted post as abusive (not just rude) & said I would apologize if I thought it would not add fuel to a nascent flame war. I also wondered in the report if badly worded questions are a pattern w/ this poster.

Lessons for me & those like me who get annoyed at idiocy as easily as I do:
  1. Don't.
  2. If you do, don't post.
  3. If you do post, don't be critical.
  4. If you're tempted to be critical, review your post 1 more time than you think is really necessary.
  5. In extreme cases, use your ignore list.

I'm still pissed, here's the point by point reply that I would like to post, but think that it's too harsh:
WARNING: possible rudeness, sarcasm, & abuse ahead
Quote:
Originally Posted by raysr View Post
You know, it seems that every time I post here, I get taken apart and insulted for the way I posted than getting any valuable information.
Do you make a habit of posting Q's w/ insufficient info. to solve your problem?

Quote:
Originally Posted by raysr View Post
If you don't have an answer for my problem, leave me alone.
(see previous) How can I answer you, w/o the info. I ask for?

Quote:
Originally Posted by raysr View Post
Don't post, jerk-off.
Abuse -- definitely not the LQ way.

Quote:
Originally Posted by raysr View Post
The only, and I mean only, help I have gotten here that actually worked was from "redazz".
I agree, redazz is knowledgeable & helpful.

Quote:
Originally Posted by raysr View Post
That's pretty pitiful considering the amount of questions I've sought help with.
You're closing in on 700 posts, maybe you should review & change your ways. Raymond & Moen, "How To Ask Questions the Smart Way", would be a good place to start. BTW, have you ever been censured for rudeness or abuse by the mods?

Quote:
Originally Posted by raysr View Post
I'll go to another forum that is more interested in helping that showing their shining intelligence.
Good riddance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by raysr View Post
FU a**hat, oh, I mean archtoad.
I shouldn't expect anything different from a Texass resident.
More abuse ... FU2, ID ten tee,. ,.:...

Rude, but I hope funny, well at least subtle, after thought:
If you use binary, you can count to 31 on one hand, 1023 on 2. -- My favorite numbers are 4, 128, & 132.
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  1. Old Comment
    In my opinion the op has the abuse angle wrong. I admire your restraint and replies.
    Posted 11-13-2010 at 01:14 PM by Larry Webb Larry Webb is offline
  2. Old Comment
    I totally sympathize with your view.

    I use the ignore list. It helps me to avoid seeing posts from people who chronically write bad questions.

    I try really really hard to be nice but I sometimes fail.

    I had to take a 1 year vacation from LQ because I was becoming chronically harsh. I only returned two weeks ago. I don't know how long I can keep contributing. The irritating questions are starting to get to me again. I often have to wait a day before I post a response to many of the questions. I lurk in the zero reply thread listing. If a question shows up there for more than a day then the question may be one of the irritating ones and everybody is waiting before they respond.

    I am resolved to continue contributing in a positive way or to stop altogether for a while. Maybe I need better meds.
    Posted 11-14-2010 at 05:31 AM by stress_junkie stress_junkie is offline
  3. Old Comment
    You don't mess with Texas.
    Posted 11-14-2010 at 05:32 AM by peonuser peonuser is offline
  4. Old Comment
    Have you calmed down now ? I can understand your frustration, really ! I have not faced any such thing on LQ but I have got co-worker who makes me bang my head to walls !
    Posted 11-15-2010 at 03:21 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
    Updated 11-15-2010 at 03:32 AM by TheIndependentAquarius
  5. Old Comment
    We all know who the real a**hat was.
    Posted 12-24-2010 at 09:25 PM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Thanks all for your sympathy & support.

    For the record, I have since been invited (& accepted the invitation) to become a mod. -- I was not one at the time.
    Posted 12-28-2010 at 06:36 AM by archtoad6 archtoad6 is offline
  7. Old Comment
    @archtoad6;

    No one can see anybody's comments except yours. On my screen it look like I'm the only one who posted -- and my comment has a little guy with an X over his mouth, meaning that my comment is not seen by others (i.e. moderated comment). You either have to select all the comments and then accept them, or edit your blog options so that you don't have to allow them (which is what I did).

    If you already knew this, sorry! Just a pointer.
    Posted 12-28-2010 at 04:18 PM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
  8. Old Comment
    Nobody really likes to have their posts ripped apart and each section replied to individually. Not only is it insulting to the reader's intelligence of not being able to follow the topic but it's equally insulting to the OP who now has to explain each part in a weird double quoted post that nobody wants to read.

    As for the OP, perhaps he was tired or typing on an input limited device? I know I've tried posting on a forum using a tablet PC, Even if you reread your post you sometimes miss stupid things like "imap. server."

    Either way, my response to the OP would have been, if I had to comment on every part,
    """
    I haven't heard anything about Verizon selling to Frontier, but a quick google search shows that it may only be 14 states and only the hardwire connections; not the cellphone service. Either way, I would double check your ports and SSL settings. It's possible the Windows computer is using an insecure connection and default ports, where you Linux PC may be trying to connect using SSL. Or the ports in general could just be messed up. Either way, imap works just as well, I would use it for gmail if I wasn't lazy and set it up for such.
    """

    That message indirectly comments on the vagueness of the Frontier acquisition, suggests a possible solution, and recommends just using imap since it works.

    If LQ is about helping, why even bother thinking of a negative comment that helps nobody?

    Sometimes if I have only negative things to say, I type it up and don't send it. But if I have a potential answer, I give it then add an extra comment about their vagueness. Or if I think I might know the answer but there isn't nearly enough information to begin to answer, then I ask for more.

    As for the OPs frustration with useless answers, I know his pain. I've given up on asking questions for the most part. This is primarily because I find the answer for my self before somebody can answer. That, or I offer too much detail for my exact problem that nobody knows how to solve... Maybe I'm just posting in the wrong forums. I do primarily use the Slackware Forum.
    Posted 12-29-2010 at 12:10 PM by lumak lumak is offline
  9. Old Comment
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by leopard View Comment
    @archtoad6;
    No one can see anybody's comments except yours.
    ... If you already knew this, sorry! Just a pointer.
    Oops!
    I didn't remember that I had set my blog to require that I moderate all comments. In fact this is not the 1st comment complaining about invisible comments to my blog. I am reviewing my blog entries now & approving them.

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention.


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lumak View Comment
    Nobody really likes to have their posts ripped apart and each section replied to individually. Not only is it insulting to the reader's intelligence of not being able to follow the topic but it's equally insulting to the OP who now has to explain each part in a weird double quoted post that nobody wants to read.

    As for the OP, perhaps he was tired or typing on an input limited device? I know I've tried posting on a forum using a tablet PC, Even if you reread your post you sometimes miss stupid things like "imap. server."
    ...
    If LQ is about helping, why even bother thinking of a negative comment that helps nobody?
    ...
    As for the OPs frustration with useless answers,...
    Note that I am trying to answer point by point w/o splitting your post into the points I want to deal w/. This is unpleasant for me, it's not the way my mind normally works. I see your point about nested double quoted posts, but to me splitting a post way I did is just another way of making a list, & working through it methodically. This may be a matter of taste.

    I am very fussy about my input devices --
    • I refused to own a laptop for years because of the difficulty I have using their keyboards.
    • I recently bought a 2nd-hand Eee PC 8G (as a toy) &, ironically, found that I admire the choices the designers made in that keyboard.
    • I have texting turned off at my cell provider rather than deal w/ thumbing my words (I'd rather gum steak ).
    • I had the use of an original iPhone & found I hated it because of the oversensitivity of the touch screen. Now that I'm in the market for a smart phone, I will be very careful about what I buy & my expectations of it.
    In short, I have little sympathy for anyone who inflicts a bad entry device on him/herself.

    A well phrased negative comment, a constructive criticism, here at LQ can teach better question asking which benefits those who ask as well as those who answer.

    ... & that in turn w/c/should lower OPs frustration with useless answers. Until all OPs learn to ask perfect questions, they must put up w/ requests for more info. They must also expect to piss off folks who are trying to help them if they refuse to answer follow up questions.
    Posted 12-31-2010 at 05:45 AM by archtoad6 archtoad6 is offline
  10. Old Comment
    I have 16 people on my ignore list. It helps me to avoid irritating situations.
    Posted 12-31-2010 at 07:47 AM by stress_junkie stress_junkie is offline
  11. Old Comment
    @ splitting up comments

    When needed, I generally use <@ topic> to comment on a long rambling post with multiple topics or replying to multiple topics that are going on at the same time across the thread. Not that it was needed here, just making a point. Additionally, when a sentence has a proper lead in/out, there is just no need to state the topic or phrase before each chunk of your reply. Block replies are as annoying to me as some people get about improper sentences and bad grammar. It's just another form of not taking the time to write up a well composed response. However, under the circumstances, perhaps it was justified. No time put in, no time given back.

    @ well phrased 'constructive' comments

    I usually comment on their complete lack for detail then try to predict what their answer might be. The object is to be constructive, not negative. Point it out, but not frustrate them.... Unless you are trying to push them away. Either way, there are two sides to look at every situation.

    @ frustration

    I usually find that typing out all the details I know of the problem allow me to solve the problem for my self. Like trying to get a program compiled. I realized I had enough knowledge to debug the configure script only to realize it was doing a check first for 'valac' then a check for the library with 'pkg-config vala-1.0' which isn't there because 'vala-1.0' is probably a symlink to 'libvala-0.1?' on the cairo-compmgr developer's computer and obviously isn't there on mine because the vala 'make install' doesn't actually install the '/usr/lib/pkgconfig/vala-1.0.pc' file.

    @ In general
    Anyway that was a rant that probably made no sense. I also make no guarantees to the quality of the text that I post because I'm sure there are a million holes that could be poked into 90% of the stuff I type.
    Posted 12-31-2010 at 03:16 PM by lumak lumak is offline
    Updated 12-31-2010 at 03:24 PM by lumak
 

  



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