On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:45:20 -0700, cc wrote:
> Sean Inglis wrote:
>> On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 15:49:57 +0100, tjb wrote:
>> > Sean Inglis <ingliss@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >>> Please, for the love of $DEITY, stop. You have made this group unusable.
>> >> Or, for the love of $DEITY, continue to post. You have steered this
>> >> group on topic from a state of useless decay, and continue to
>> >> effectively advocate Linux.
>> > No. He has turned a discussion group into Roy's News Blog.
>> Nonsense, anyone is free to post here. Roy is certainly prolific, but if
>> you dislike Roy's posts, filter them out. He has gone to trouble to ensure
>> that doing this is a trivial matter for anyone truly interested in doing
>> >>> I don't want to have to killfile all of your news posts, because I want to
>> >>> read *some* of them. The problem is simply that you post too many -- far,
>> >>> far too many -- to the extent that the group is flooded.
>> >> There is no way to know which you find useful in advance, and no reason
>> >> to cater to your particular tastes.
>> > I'm not suggesting that there is. Nor am I suggesting that he post to suit
>> > me. What I *am* suggesting is that he floods the group.
>> Your use of the word flood appears pejorative. This group has relatively
>> low posting activity of any kind compared to many others. The posts Roy
>> makes are unique (as in they are not continuous repetition of the
>> same news articles/adverts), relevant and entirely in line with the group
>> This group is scarcely "flooded" with messages full stop. Your complaint
>> seems to centre around the ratio of Roy's posts to the total (modest)
>> number of posts. It takes about 30 seconds to scan the headers of a full
>> day's worth and decide which you want to read. If you find this too
>> onerous, sort by poster and scan Roy's separately. There are a number of
>> simple solutions to your "problem".
> Here's a simple solution : as advocated by Hadron : colons in his honor
> : post a fricking digest. How hard is it to make 1 post at the end of
> the day with all the days news? A lot easier than all of us setting up
> killfiles and filters and crap like that. You know what happens if you
> go Hadron's way? Everyone wins! Imagine that. People who enjoy reading
> the useless news can still read the useless news, people who don't can
> skip it very easily. I fail to see how this doesn't benefit everyone.
How hard is it to right-click-plonk? How hard is it to click on a column
to sort by poster and skip Roy's posts?
The articles in question have only two things in common: 1) they are
posted by Roy and 2) they are on-topic posts concerned with Linux advocacy.
Posting as separate articles allows the abstract posted as the header to
be used for other filtering without downloading a massive single article.
A reader may be interested in "Education" or "Games" or "Local Government"
Posting separately exposes this information. Your "solution" hides it, and
only panders to your own prejudices or idleness - everybody *loses* with
the exception of trolls or the apathetic.