Nice find there thegelding
, but if it was authentic, the guy would be sitting in a truck.
Originally posted by pensieveI don't understand what all the fuss is about. This isn't AO and merely posting links isn't just to incite anger in people with poor self-control. Personally, if I see a thread started by MacsAreGood4U, I know it's a press release. If you don't like it, don't click it. Sheesh. Some people are getting their butt-hairs in a wad over nothing.
OK. I made this thread as a little jab at MacsRGood4U I'll admit, and didn't expect to see all the support of his manner of posting. Not just for him, but for anyone who does it. Personally I find it annoying, and the dozen or more members I've casually asked on iChat about it all
agreed. I'll just go by a few of Eugene's points.
2) He tends to paste entire lengthy blocks of other peoples words. Quotes are to be used in context. I don't quote entire messages in my replies unless they are concise and to the point.
I don't see how this can't be annoying. Having a good thread interrupted by a 2 page chunk of quoted text from some article with NO comment from the poster at all, is just wrong in my opinion. There is nothing wrong with selecting tidbits from articles to use in your posts - in fact, it's what a lot of people do - but just pasting in 500 words from an article or press release and hitting reply isn't helping much.
3) He should at least make some initial comments. I hate clicking on a topic and finding a press release I've just read and nothing more. If he doesn't even have anything to say, why is he posting entire press releases in a paste and run manner.
I'm sorry, but personally I find this one annoying too. I really like to click on a thread, see a link and maybe a few choice selections from an article, and then the member's take on it, with some sort of comment or question that gets a discussion going. This isn't a place to audition for a job at www.macsurfer.com,
and most of us can scan a page like that if we want to. We don't necessarily need it done for us here.
4) Posting tech news isn't bad when it's done right. As long as he heeds 1-3 above, it's alright. The way in which some users just copy and paste entire articles from other sites into messages is freaking annoying. A lot of people do it. TigerKR does that shit on the Mac Achaia. A lot of people do it here.
I'm sure most people don't spend 100% of their time here. Is it really necessary to have a thread containing nothing more than a link, or the article pasted in it's entirety? I just don't see why it's necessary to post a thread if you have no opinion or comment on it at all.
Anyhow, I think it's best to move this thread into Suggestions, and I'll leave the link in this forum to make it easy to find. I'm interested to hear some more feedback on this issue.