No more "me too" posts.

Allen Meyers texas.chef94 at
Mon Feb 2 13:01:06 UTC 2009

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 5:30 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> wrote:
> 2009/2/2 Chris Jones <jonesc at>:
>> I completely agree. I think a blanket ban on "me too" posts is
>> unnecessary. Just use a little common sense as to whether your post is
>> adding useful additional information or not.
> In that case, then adding "my Foobar computer with XYZ video and KLM
> memory experiences a similar problem under ABC conditions" would be
> both helpful, and "me too". But if one is not helping the OP answer
> his question, then he is drowning the signal in noise. That would get
> a poster banned very quickly from most Linux mailing lists.
> --
> Dotan Cohen
> א-ב-ג-ד-ה-ו-ז-ח-ט-י-ך-כ-ל-ם-מ-ן-נ-ס-ע-ף-פ-ץ-צ-ק-ר-ש-ת
> ا-ب-ت-ث-ج-ح-خ-د-ذ-ر-ز-س-ش-ص-ض-ط-ظ-ع-غ-ف-ق-ك-ل-م-ن-ه‍-و-ي
> А-Б-В-Г-Д-Е-Ё-Ж-З-И-Й-К-Л-М-Н-О-П-Р-С-Т-У-Ф-Х-Ц-Ч-Ш-Щ-Ъ-Ы-Ь-Э-Ю-Я
> а-б-в-г-д-е-ё-ж-з-и-й-к-л-м-н-о-п-р-с-т-у-ф-х-ц-ч-ш-щ-ъ-ы-ь-э-ю-я
> ä-ö-ü-ß-Ä-Ö-Ü

Might I add a slightly different perspective to this thread. One post
phrased in Linux how to could appear as a comprehension challenge to a
particular OP and another saying essentially the same but phrased
differently might capture and solve the OP's concern.

Allen Meyers
texas.chef94 at


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