|I'd vote for massime disregarding the unwanted visitors|
Message #17 Posted by Vieira, L. C. (Brazil) on 2 Mar 2006, 1:12 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Valentin Albillo
Hi Valentin, all;
thank you for inviting us all to post our opinion about your suggestion.
I know it is actually unpleasant to 'see' such a place being invaded by unpolite people. But I'd not interfere in Dave Hicks´ main interests, which are based on a place free for users with the same interest.
I for one read and contribute only with the subjects that are of common interest, but this selection is based on my onw judgment and I may fail, too. Some (not all) of the issues that I do not see as for common interest are:
1 - e-bay policy;
2 - auctions and related 'actors' in general;
3 - other-brand equipment than Hewlett-Packard´s.
By no means reading about these subjects is annoying for me, and I'd never complain. I just mention here that they do not seem to completely fit in a Hewlett-Packard dedicated site, but this is just my opinion. Also, some (not all) issues that are not related to the main subject of this e-museum but I like to read and contribute with (when I'm not the one calling them myself):
1 - Hewlett-Packard technology in general;
2 - Scientific, Math and cultural related issues and subjects.
I confess I have added a few comments, mainly funny stuff, without using my personal ID when the subject (or the poster himself) was not serious, like some Coburlin related posts. I also did not like the last policy that does not allow us to edit posts after at least one answer is added, because if I have to change or correct something I wrote, that would be because whatever I wrote is my responsibility, so I should have the right to step back and retreat. And the guy that started the discussion that ended up in this particular policy was a new visitor/contributor at the time, and it seems to me he is no longer posting. If he is reading, I cannot say.
But I think these decisions are up to our host, Dave Hicks. He 'owns' the place, I am a guest. I for one do not participate in any other e-forum but the MoHPC Forum because of so many reasons that I may not even remember them all (I read some posts in a few of them and I did not identify myself with them). And although this particular, above mentioned last policy looks to me as not exactly MoHPC Forum related because of the main profile of the regular visitors, I'm still posting and will be posting for as long as I make a difference.
If Dave Hicks agrees with these suggestions and they do take place, I'll accept them and will do whatever needed to fit in. It´s worth doing, for the sake of keeping the good relations and spirit.
If we all are conscious about our actions, none of these would be needed; neither would we be talking about this. I confess I feel uncomfortable when I'm told to do what I am already doing, and that what I have never done and will never do is forbidden, and that it is mandatory and that I'll be watched to make sure I’ll keep this way.
But these are my opinions.
Edited: 2 Mar 2006, 1:28 p.m.