Originally posted by CloudBuilder
Until now I have seen a view of this kind off messages.
Stay where you are etc.
On the other hand I saw some cries's like - help , help, help...
Pissing off newbies is in my opinion very unproductive..........
These are cries for help...but not for linux help (psych help maybe).
I could see if it was a poster who'd been on the board a while, asked a few questions he didn't get the answer to and got frustrated...THAT I could understand.
But why is it no one seems to notice that these messages are usually posted by someone who's never done anything here before (for some, its post number ONE...note the thread starter: post number 3) to me...that points to one thing...a TROLL..someone who wants to stir up something. Period. (Although note, this one's a bit different...instead of just posting windows is better...he's trying to piss off the "windows is better" trolls hehe)
Yes pissing off newbies IS unproductive...but you have to remember that its not likely this person IS a newbie or if he is, has ANY interest in being helped. Their number one interest is starting a long angry thread. Period. If it was anything else, they'd be 1) asking for help or 2) left the forum quietly or 3) be venting but with less inflamatory statements (ie: Windows is great, linux sucks and you guys all suck because you get angry when we say that....that sort of thing)
Also, even if the post ISN"T a troll (which is rare)...sometimes its from someone who expects the fine VOLUNTEERS of this board to just work for them instead of putting ANY kind of effort towards learning and they feel entitled to complain because the board didn't just rush over there and do everything for them...THOSE newbies I don't mind pissing off now and again.
Now the small subset of posts like this that are actually genuine...yeah, those I can understand...but I still don't think they are very productive.
Ahhh...felt good to vent.