Quoting Robert Kiely (robbiekiely at eircom.net):
> > People simply stop asking questions for fear of getting a
> > reaction just like the one i got from a couple of you guys.
> > Most of you knew the answer straight away, but instead of
> > helping you decided to vent me.
>> I have to say that I totally agree...
Then, you're _both_ deluded. The problem was specifically that people,
far from "knowing the answer straight away", were being actively mislead
as to the fundamental nature of the problem. Lacking the key datum that
this _wasn't even Linux_, it was a real stumper.
> > But, if things don't work out and you end up being mostly
> > ignored / killfiled by members, you'll have some idea why
>> I hope this does not happen because it doesn't make the ILUG look
> like a very nice place and won't help in convincing the masses to
> convert to any type of FOSS if all we do is act childish.
I'm sorry, but what I mentioned (people systematically ignoring what
they decide has become a waste of time) is pretty much inevitably what
people do over time, especially when they're not being paid for their
trouble. The reasons for that are perfectly obvious, and the sooner you
come to grips with that and cease the pointless advocacy rhetoric (like
name-calling), the more you'll be at peace with reality.
> For anyone thinking of ignoring Danny please just let it slide this
> time (everyone deserves a second chance).
I wouldn't worry. Few people ever get systematically ignored for merely
making a blunder. Making a blunder and then being deliberately rude
when others point out that error and the resulting waste of volunteers
time often, in my experience, makes one's finger over the "edit this
annoyance from my life" button a bit itchy.
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