New heat grease, no help

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Thu Mar 5 02:26:43 UTC 2009

--- On Wed, 3/4/09, Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at> wrote:

> From: Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at>
> Subject: Re: New heat grease, no help
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
> Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 1:22 PM
> On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 07:59 -0800, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > There are nice ways to tell someone they are not
> posting in a correct
> > approved way.
> Yes, the first 500 times you say it in nice ways. After
> that, maybe not
> so much.
> Come on Leonard, you know *exactly* what a burden Karl is
> to the list.
> It's nice of you to think of Karl's needs, but IMHO
> it's wrong to simply
> disregard the needs of those who have wasted countless
> hours in an
> effort to help him, or of those who continuously have to
> wade through
> his blogging emails, wrong advice, and the understandable
> irritation
> they cause.
Yes, I know of what you speak.  However, he's not likely to change or even want to if he is constantly put down. I personally didn't think his post was all that bad, BTMO. And I have seen him criticized for something that actually worked and had tried myself.
> I, personally, am sad that I had to filter his posts after
> wasting many
> hours of my own free time on him, in order not to start
> posting nasty
> relies all the time.
That's one way to handle it and not insult him. I do feel it's better to just ignore his posts in that regard or at least not to follow up if advise is offered and he does not act upon it and doesn't report the results which I've seen happen but always when he was being flamed unmercifully. In those cases, I may forget to report too and would certainly be defensive.  Just another viewpoint on the matter from a person who was teased unmercifully from the time I was 5 yrs old because of an eye imbalance problem.  Maybe I'm just too sensitive but better that way than being too cold hearted. 

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at

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