|Re: Lif Files|
Message #6 Posted by Vassilis Prevelakis on 18 Nov 2005, 6:28 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by Howard Owen
Howard Owen wrote:
> vp wrote:
> > .. I would love to ignore this posting, but you will keep
> > posting the same bloody question every few days anyway.
> And that would be hurtful exactly how? You don't have to read it,
> or answer it.
a) it decreases the signal to noise ratio of the forum
b) searches in the archives return useless items
c) this approach discourages people from responding (notice that some weeks ago Gileno's postings were ignored and he had to keep posting the question.
d) its actually bad for Gilleno as well, because it may stop people from reading his postings
As far as I am concerned, if this were a newsgroup, I'd just kill-file him and get it over with. This is what I have done with ebay and Coburlin.
However, this is a free forum. If Gileno feels like posting repeatedly questions that have been answered before, I can keep flaming him (another old tradition of newsgroups) !
Edited: 18 Nov 2005, 7:06 a.m.