Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:44 AM
Where my comments degenerate the conversation to the point where it's simply insulting the original poster, absolutely. In fact, I'm well represented in this thread... If you have any particular comments in mind that you'd like me to move, please pm me, so we don't cause exactly the problem we're trying to solve. The key here is that the particular thread had degenerated to the point of just delivering insults to the newb. Was he right not doing any searching? No. But if we scare off all the noobs this place becomes a circle-jerk of us old-school guys who have been around since the beginning, which is not the site's intended purpose.The point is this - if you read a newb post and think it's a stupid question, ignore it. If you want to help, help. If you think it should be merged with the 1,100 posts just like it, lmk (preferably with the url for the links you want merged to make my life slightly easier), but that's a very, very big job to perfect - I've been trying to focus on that a bit lately. Why waste your time insulting the guy and making up posts about pony bacon farts?clockworx - I agree in principle and have taken to a lightly chastising comment pointing out that a bit of searching is in order. The posts I moved are not telling people "Don't be lazy," they're making fun of the OP. If the thread degenerates to 10 posts by 5 members picking on the lazy guy, you're going to scare the lazy guy away, rather than making him less lazy. After a while, circlejerk ensues. Either help, suggest searches, or ignore it. Why waste your time insulting the guy and making up posts about pony bacon farts?