Meta Fight About Posting (was: python programming help)

rusi rustompmody at
Mon Dec 9 17:25:19 CET 2013

On Monday, December 9, 2013 9:14:08 PM UTC+5:30, Travis Griggs wrote:
> As long as we’re in full scale rant drift, I’d like to remind others
> of the time honored tradition of changing the post subject, when,
> er, uh, the subject changes. Because this obviously is not
> "programming help" anymore.


I believe you are missing what's actually at issue here.

Lets just look at this thread:

New poster asks help for a homework problem without saying so

Different list members express concern/annoyance with this

[NO technological (3 different technologies) issues here yet]

This -- annoyance+answers -- continues for while until it morphs into GG-annoyance

The *context* of the earlier annoyance -- kid asking for homework help
without clearly saying so -- is lost in the GG annoyance.

Now GG is clearly annoying
As are kids who ask for homework help without saying so

¿¿Whats the connection??

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