jeff-fisher at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Apr 15 18:02:08 UTC 2008
I have obviously hit on a point that many users have a strong view on
(either way). I was hoping Karl A would comment as he seems to see most
issues from a different angle and you never know, he may have had a
Originally, one of my main concerns was newbies trying to follow the
thread from start to finish - especially as here is one of the first
calling-points. I've had this type of issue raised with me before with
newbies perceiving dismissal by guys on the list when, in fact, really
the guys simply forget that once upon a time they were newbies.
Base example: tell a real newbie he needs a new HDD and he hasn't got a
The example I quoted seemed to illustrate the stupidity to which things
were getting - post were both top and bottom at the same time. H E L L O !
I was interested in following the strand but it was becoming mind-boggling.
I'm pleased there's so many different views on the subject and glad it's
stimulated some thought. To be honest I didn't think that users had such
extreme views on the subject - I was expecting a couple of posts, at
most. I hope I haven't alienated anyone as that was not my intention. I
thought maybe there's a better way of doing it now there's so many
posts. Just a thought.
To the dismissives who responded - Tolerance + Thought = Understanding
(and at the end of the day, why bother?)
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