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drcspy
28-03-2004, 07:33 AM
Hiya all, I come here quite often - every day actually - I generally find that the quality of assistance given to folks is very good. Hey theres a lot of people out there in computer land who love to take the time to read a post, think about it, and throw their two cents worth into the mix. Often things get fixed and in good spirit. HOWEVER - occasionally someone brings personalities in to the posts. Now I have issue with one person in particular who seems to like 'dogging' me at every turn cause they got their nose outta joint or something. Whiskeytangofoxtrot.

I'm getting discouraged. I really enjoy helping folks freely from the goodness of my heart and I have the willingness to read and learn about computer related stuff here and elsewhere and try to apply that information to their benefit. I do this because it gives me pleasure.

Whiskeytangofoxtrot removes that pleasure. Whenever I see his 'handle' in a post appearing after one of mine I get nervous and suspect that they are probably haveing a go at me again - and I"m usually right !!!

Hey this forum is here and works because people like to come and learn/help etc well I WAS one of those but I'm being dogged by this person who seems to enjoy trying to make me and my efforts look silly and innefectual and generally putting me down........I dont come here for that .....and if it dont stop well I will not be coming here much at all and I HAVE helped quite a few people here and got much pleasure from it.

Kinda stupid and sad aint it............

robert6655
28-03-2004, 08:50 AM
I completely agree, it seems that whenever we try to have a sensible discussion, someone has to come in and get nasty. It really is quite sad.

Jim B
28-03-2004, 11:34 AM
Me thinks thou doth protest too much

The silence often, of pure innocence persuades, when speaking fails

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

stu140103
28-03-2004, 01:25 PM
> Now I have issue with one person in
> particular who seems to like 'dogging' me at every
> turn cause they got their nose outta joint or
> something. Whiskeytangofoxtrot.

> Whiskeytangofoxtrot removes that pleasure. Whenever
> I see his 'handle' in a post appearing after one of
> mine I get nervous and suspect that they are probably
> haveing a go at me again - and I"m usually right !!!

sadly I have to agree with you there drcspy :(, the same thing use to happen to me with Whiskeytangofoxtrot, but not as often now, now there is two other people who is on this forum who are just like Whiskeytangofoxtrot they are aroc & PostPadCop, who it seem like they are having a go at me as well.

whiskeytangofoxtrot
28-03-2004, 03:02 PM
God it's like a primary school playground... mummy the mean man on the internet isn't being nice so I'm going to write a thread and hope the mods notice.

Incidentally this thread _is_ a personal attack so you are in breach of the rules (as you were in the thread in question).

I'll quote myself for those that have joined this thread without seeing the other one:

<quote>
You'd be lucky if I had posted in maybe three threads you've been involved in.

I challenged your suggestion, and chastised you for ridiculing Jim B's post. At no time did I stoop to your level and start throwing around childish insults of a PERSONAL nature. It's quite easy to see who is the bigger person here.

If you can't handle having your opinions challenged then I suggest you unplug your internet and return to something safer like Indoor Bowls. This is the internet it's a public environment, people are going to have differing opinions to you, build a bridge and get over it. There is no need to go running off to hide behind the skirts of the moderators.

Might I refer you to the rules which prohibit personal attacks.

If you can justifiably voice an opposition against my opinions or technical postings then by all means go ahead, I'm more than adult enough to handle it - but there is no need to resort to personal jibes. I don't individually attack you, I challenge your opinions - grow up.
</quote>

whiskeytangofoxtrot
28-03-2004, 03:04 PM
> sadly I have to agree with you there drcspy :(, the
> same thing use to happen to me with
> Whiskeytangofoxtrot, but not as often now

I corrected your english maybe two or three times. It didn't get personal, see the post above.

"but not as often now"

I think you'd be very hard pressed to find the last time I said anything at all in relation to one of your posts.

drcspy
28-03-2004, 04:14 PM
I cant be bothered listening to your **** any more........you piss me off of course it's not you you are perfect..............**** OFF YOU DIPSHIT......get me kicked off then see if I care...........there's others here who have thought you have a bad attitude...........well you can go

Billy T
28-03-2004, 05:39 PM
Hmmm.......

I sympathise drcspy, we all have our crosses to bear, but don't let small minds or warped personalities drive you away from PF1, there are plenty of good people who appreciate your advice and the best reward is the satisfaction of knowing you have helped someone. Critics are there to be ignored.

This forum in particular attracts a broad cross-section of society, the good, the bad and the downright ugly, so count yourself lucky that there are only three individuals who seem to take exception to your good work. If you check their stats, you will find that although they do offer constructive advice from time to time, they have a much higher number of posts critical of others than anybody else.

However, as I said in a previous post, it is good for a dog to have few fleas, it stops him worrying about being a dog; so look upon their posts as light entertainment. They are more likely to be driven by envy than anything else, and I feel genuinely sorry for anybody who goes through life with such an unhappy and antagonistic attitude.

Post padding seems to be their bete-noir, but their own pursuit of that imaginary crime leads them to commit exactly the same sin that they profess to abhor.

Kinda appropriate when you think about it. :D

Hoisted by their own petard.:^O

Cheers

Billy 8-{) :|

whiskeytangofoxtrot
28-03-2004, 05:57 PM
>Critics are there to be ignored.

So should I ignore this critical post?

Criticism is just one of many possible forms of feedback designed to help individuals improve themselves for if one is not criticised, how will one learn of the need to improve or lift the game?

Your own post could easily apply to yourself, however you elect to stealthily veil your criticisms, be they of character or otherwise, behind a veil of obscure english and foreign words - does it make you any better or does it make you worse than those who will speak directly?

stu140103
28-03-2004, 06:01 PM
Ok, I have been using the Internet for about 8 years now aprox(& I have been using ADSL for 4 years now aprox)

And I have only been posting on forums (different once (& more then one) since 2002).

> Post padding seems to be their bete-noir, but their
> own pursuit of that imaginary crime leads them to
> commit exactly the same sin that they profess to
> abhor.

Now for the newbe out there on Press F1 & for other people who are unsure about this as well

I have an idea what Post padding means, but it seem to me it differs on different forums.

Now can any one in newbe terms (so the newbes & other people who are unsure about this as well) explain what "Post padding" is???

aroc
28-03-2004, 09:18 PM
Stu, Stu, Stu.

I don't post to harrass you. I simply poke harmless fun at some of the annoying things you do. Merely a joke, no offence intended, it is just there to remind you to stop doing whatever you are doing. Granted you have been better behaved recently. ;\

Ok let me explain what post-padding is:

Example 1
Quoting someone's entire post in yours, when not all of it is relevant.
E.g.

>Ok, I have been using the Internet for about 8 years now aprox(& I have been using ADSL for 4 years now aprox)
>And I have only been posting on forums (different once (& more then one) since 2002).
>> Post padding seems to be their bete-noir, but their
>> own pursuit of that imaginary crime leads them to
>> commit exactly the same sin that they profess to
>> abhor.
>Now for the newbe out there on Press F1 & for other people who are unsure about this as well
>I have an idea what Post padding means, but it seem to me it differs on different forums.
>Now can any one in newbe terms (so the newbes & other people who are unsure about this as well) explain what "Post padding" is???

Ok completely unnecessary to quote a persons' entire post, try posting sections of it that are relevant to what you want to talk about.

Example 2
Making 2 or 3 consecutive posts in a row, without adding more useful information

Rather self explanetory that one.

In BillyT's case he deserves half the flak he gets for intentionally trying to make people look like idiots by arguing pointless matters and for intentionally using big words in his regular posts which make people reach for their dictionaries. (Not talking about WTFWE because he explains the meanings there).

I've always seen his posts as rather too 'High and Mighty' and 'Greater than Thou'. Some people just need to be brought down off their self proclaimed throne of existence. No one could ever interpret BillyT's posts to be humble, rather the opposite.

In WTF's case I think he posts some rather amusing comments at times. Sometimes pointed, but usually deserved. In the case of drcspy, it all spawned when drcspy was swearing at a representative on a helpdesk phone. This annoyed WTF greatly because he claims to be a helpdesk representative for an ISP. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if drcspy actually (and coincidentally) was shouting at WTF in the actual helpdesk conversation.

WTF probably still holds a grudge over that, but time to move on I think.

beetle
28-03-2004, 09:48 PM
well........

We cant all have wonderful personalities like me......:p

life is to short, just get on and live it, live it to the best possible way you can, and to hell with the rest.

be here for you, not for the rest,
as i said before in other post, time out helps all concerned, let things cool down before replying to any irritating or frustrating post. it helps beleive me.

:D
beetle

Biggles
29-03-2004, 10:30 AM
I don't really need to say it do I? But I will.

1] Rather than starting a thread like this that will always end up with me doing this, please, if someone is being offensive towards you report it to me. In this case, the apparent history going on here is unknown to me - I have been very busy helping produce a magazine and do not have the time to check eveything going on here. So I rely on you all to be mature and when you think there is a lack of maturity email me - my email is linked in the "rules" thread at the top of the thread list. But if you all go around stabbbing each other in the back and then suddenly, after much bad blood, email me asking me to ban this user and that user, well frankly, I'm not going to wade through weeks of posts to find out who threw the first stone.

2] The rules are simple and clear and tagged at the top of the thread list, but in case any of you missed them, here they are again:

1) Keep it friendly: If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything. If you feel a thread or post is offensive do not respond in kind. Simply email me, including a link to the thread: Bruce Buckman (mailto:bruce_buckman@idg.co.nz)

2) No offensive language or user names (phonetic spellings included). I don't need to spell this out, just use common sense -- this isn't an adult-only forum.

3) Be Nice: PressF1 is designed as a tech help forum. But it is also a community board. Off topic discussions are allowed but please head the thread with "Off Topic" (not OT) so other users know what to expect.

4) Subject Matter: Please refrain from or asking for, or giving advice on how to pirate software. This includes posting links to sites where Warez, no CD hacks, keygens etc etc can be found. And yes, this also covers advice on how to illegally gain access to a commercial service, such as Sky TV.

5) Keep it friendly: Yes, it gets double billing. It isn't that hard.

6) Put an active email address in your user profile: PressF1 user profiles are used for NO other function than managing PressF1. By putting a correct email address in your profile you can be contacted privately by myself or another mod. It is also necessary if you want thread alerts to work.

7) No commercial posting, spamming, or otherwise using the forum to promote products and services purely for your own gain. This doesn't stop you recommending products and services to other users, nor does it stop a vendor discussing their products in relation to a post. But users who post purely to promote their business/website may find their threads deleted along with their user ID.



So - don't retaliate, breaching the rules yourself by posting some old fashioned cusswords. Email me so I can lock the offending thread and let you all calm down.

Some of you appear to have been stewing in your own juices for far too long, and now the fluid has all cooked off and your burning the pot. Next time do the obvious thing and EMAIL ME WHEN THERE IS A PROBLEM NOT WHEN YOU FINALLY GET FED UP!!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!