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Re: A lurker speaks out

  • Subject: Re: A lurker speaks out
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 07:15:02 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ Marshall ] on Sunday 23 April 2006 06:41 \__

> Alun Harford wrote:
>> As somebody who uses Linux on my servers, and Windows on my desktop, I
>> lurk here to find out about cool stuff happening on desktop Linux.
>> Instead, most of the posts here are rants about how awful Windows and
>> Microsoft are, by people who don't use Windows.
>> Does anybody know of somewhere with a better signal/noise ratio?


>> Alun Harford
> This isn't exactly the correct forum for what you seek (IMO), however it
> is easy (usually) to add those that generate too much noise to a kill
> file so you can better spend your time.

The subject line often disclose it all. Only descend to thread that interest
you; ignore or exclude others.

> There are many "advocacy" pieces here but if your main interest is /hot,
> new, cool features/ then this is place will be hit and miss for you. As
> will other places.
> Personally, I'm a long time lurker here for some of the same reason as
> you. It may take a while to learn who is going to post treats versus
> those that post noise but IMO, the effort is worth it.
> *shrug*

I hope I have not fallen under the 'noise' category in some people's minds.

Best wishes,


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