…I think you clearly attacked and name called. If you can’t see that from even just the 2nd sentence quoted above, then maybe you should wait a couple days and read it as though someone said it to you.[/quote]
What’s wrong with that? His first post contained the following: A bad idea, a lack of information, a spammed link to auto-vote for his suggestions, followed by a lecture about how we should back him on something he later admits to not really knowing anything about. Did I miss anything?
I just read his entire post, yet again… and I don’t see anything that wasn’t stupid.
It wouldn’t be a problem if it was just stupid–but instead of forming it as a question, he bundled all of that crap into a lecture he wasn’t qualified to give, trying to get people wound up over nothing.
Only once he was called out on it, did he decide that he’s not really an “answer man,” or that he just didn’t know what’s going on. A full page of crap could have been compressed into a sentence/question or two.
I have no problem reading that as if it were said to me. If I said something that stupid, I’d expect to be called out on it–just like he should have.
Like I said, saying something stupid or letting a bad idea slip is no biggie. Everyone does that. Entering a forum as a newcomer and preaching stupidity to people, expecting to build some sort of a following, is different.
An example, just to make sure I’m being very clear:
If he had said something silly like, “Hi, I’m new here, but I was just wondering if the mail servers would speed up if we all agreed to use shorter email addresses? I’m not familiar with how things work, but I couldn’t help but notice that some people have really long email address. Thanks.”
I would not have attacked that. I would have laughed as I read it–but it’s an honest, though uninformed, suggestion to a problem. It’s quite different than the poster’s choice of wording, something like, “I guarantee that if everyone uses shorter email addresses, we will not have any more email issues.”
See the difference? I’ve been here awhile and only got on people twice–this thread and the promo code thread.
It shouldn’t discourage him from posting questions, helping others here, or even voicing an opinion. Maybe he should have tried some of those things, instead of opening up with a “Kick Dreamhost in the ass” speech.
[quote]> try realizing it before you post it.
Please follow your own advice, and I will try too (even with Simon, who reneged on our agreement).[/quote]
Huh? I’ll need a link to a refresher course on the Simon agreement. I must have missed it, or forget what it’s about.
As far as following my own advice, I believe I already do. If I post a suggestion that everyone bugs support over the same issue, accomplishing nothing but wasting their time and delaying real support issues, then I hope someone will remind me to follow my own advice.
I do have to give him some credit, though. This thread is absolutely brilliant compared to the one suggesting that people with promo-codes over $50 should be banned. :^D That was easily the most braindead post I’ve seen here!
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