On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 01:10:09 +0000, Mark Lawrence wrote:
Stop him and stop the spoon feeders and I stop. Simples.
Oh, why didn't you say so in the first place? Okay, I'll just wave my
magic wand and say the magic words and he'll go away...
Hmmm, it doesn't seem to be working. Perhaps you can suggest another way?
We've tried ignoring him and it doesn't work, we've tried shouting abuse
and not only doesn't it make him go away it just makes him shout abuse
back, and it frightens off newcomers to the group. I've tried wishing
really hard, rearranging the socks in my sock drawer, and kicking the dog
across the room, so if you've got any suggestions that don't involve a
pointless flamewar I'll be really, really grateful to hear them.
And we are sick
to death of seeing him here, don't you have the guts to say it like it
I prefer brains to guts. Guts is just an excuse for not thinking. What
good does it do to "say it like it is"? You don't discourage him, you
just send a message that flaming is acceptable, make this a more hostile
environment, AND rather than discourage him, your flames just encourage
him to counter-attack with abuse. Flaming as a way to remove annoying
posters (be they help-vampires or trolls) doesn't work.
Please Mark, and anyone else reading, I'm begging you on bended knee,
take your flaming off list. You can be a valued member of this community
when you put your mind to it, but your prideful refusal to stop attacking
Nikos is helping to wreck this community.