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Re^4: When do we change our replies? (Strawmen)

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 17, 2012 at 19:45 UTC ( #965545=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: When do we change our replies? (Strawmen)
in thread When do we change our replies?

"Worse, we have some folk (XP whoring? unable to evaluate the quality of a post? something else?) upvoting questions like the initial one in the thread you characterize as a strawman argument. Take a look at the last 24 or 48 hours worth of new questions. There are certainly some good ones, well asked; formatted readably; and non-obvious. But then look at the rest."

XP whoring?!?!? REALLY? I would call someone who has consistently enjoyed anywhere from one to two dozen upvotes every time he gives a snarky lecture filled with RTFM/Read the FAQ/How NOT to Post links, hundreds of times over the years an XP Whore. But that may just be me.

You've been told this before but it seems it needs repeating over the corpse of a fly ridden horse: IGNORE the posts! If you can't then by all means /msg the OP. But that would take all the fun out of it for you wouldn't it?

If we're going to make nonsensical correlations than let's look at the lack of poems, obfus and golf posts. Since pedantry by it's very nature is anti-imaginative I would argue that your (and other's) incessant nagging has killed any fun, creative spirit this place once had.


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Re^5: When do we change our replies? (Strawmen)
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Apr 17, 2012 at 20:15 UTC

    Hoo yah! My thoughts exactly!

    All the "you're too dumb to ask me a question"; and all this pointless factionalism for and against it, is far more damaging to this place than the odd lazy bugger being gifted a few lines of code.

    Can you imagine going to A&E with your leg hanging off and being forced to sit through a lecture on the dangers of skateboarding/snowboarding/listening to your iPod before the triage nurse is allowed to take a look?

    By all means try to teach a man to fish; but for Dog's sake put some food in his belly first, so he doesn't expire waiting for the tide to turn.

    RTFM/WHYT/LMGTFY etc. Are just cheap XP for lazy responders; not sucker for lazy petitioners.

      All the "you're too dumb to ask me a question"; and all this pointless factionalism for and against it, is far more damaging to this place; than the odd lazy bugger being gifted a few lines of code.

      When BrowserUk and I agree about something, the rest of you ought to pay attention. This omphaloskepsis is awfully dull.

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