Sometimes things are posted at a Forum like this that I can't help but think are only meant to be disruptive. I do not know the reasons why someone would do that, but it really bugs me.
What bugs me even more is that there is no gracious way to negate said disruption. Challenging it directly usually causes more of a disruption and deleting it can cause thoughts or comments about censorship or similar ideas among those that are so inclined. It's a no-win situation. So here's my turn to vent:
The following was recently inserted into a "Welcome Thread". You decide the intentions: (these are screen shots with relevant area cropped to fit here)
Here is the Topic:
And the Question:
I would say that I need a Vacation, but I am already on one.
Uh Oh!!! Do I hear Joe warming up his war wagon? It looks there is going to be a dancing M&M in the future. . As we have learned don't piss off Joe T.
Then of course the almighty Bill will just make you disappear into cyberspace.
I have said it before and I will say it again. I want to thank Bill, and the other members and moderators here, for running a civil forum here. All of us regulars (If I can call myself a regular) are behind you Bill.
The correct word is off.
[This message has been edited by Scotts (edited 02-22-2003).]
As one of the least relevant posters, I can say that this forum is one of the best sources of info and one of the most welcoming for newbies, youngsters (and oldsters), and the uninformed to come, visit, ask a few questions, toss a few answers out, seek advice and input, and generally engage in open discussion about all things electric.
I think you pegged the disruption correctly - it's a blip on the screen meant to irritate rather than a real inquiry about something someone needed feedback on.
Just use the favorite 4 letter word in a house of ill repute and move on...
(and you thought it was something else.... tsk, tsk, tsk...)
The thing with any forum is that it is owned by someone. That someone has the right to allow or disallow any or all posts at their discretion. No one is guaranteed a post or a thread. You play by the owners rules or he takes his ball and goes home . I appreciate this site for what it is, info and entertainment. Thanks for all the work you guys do, to allow us a place to go and read stuff that interests us