Meta Fight About Posting (was: python programming help)
rustompmody at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 17:47:46 CET 2013
On Monday, December 9, 2013 9:55:19 PM UTC+5:30, rusi wrote:
> 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??
I should have mentioned/asked: Are you using Google Groups to post?
Your post suffers from one of GG's annoyances – long lines.
If you are using it then I wonder about the *content* of your complaint
If you are not – and the *form* of your post still has a classic-GG nuisance –
then it weakens the anti-GG case.
More information about the Python-list