thanks for proving my point about the asinine bullshit. anybody that doesnt check the board frequently who is actually hoping to get some useful information out of it now has even more crap to wade through to find it.
You want relevance to go with your coffee? Good luck!
It is widely known that even Sir Tim Berners-Lee
also is genuinely concerned (and working hard to fix it) about wading through all the irrelevant information on the web (ie, asinine bullshit
, but I disagree with use of the latter term*) on the web he invented??? The W3C even acknowledges part of the problem, which is sarcastically termed the world wide wait
Now let's discuss forums and some communication theory. Can we understand the relevance of n(n-1)/2? There's a possible explanation, or at least a start (that goes beyond our run-of-the-gin-mill personal attacks).
BTW, there is a "search" facility on this site (as the one we all know called Google, which is arguably good enough to have made its inventors billionaires). These were specifically designed to help us wade through murky waters.
I enjoy reading (and writing) nearly all of these board posts, even the most irrelevant ones (most of which are also very funny). Everyone has a story and I'm glad they share them. If I don't want to read it, I skip it.
Right now I can better understand that the tolerance of people for flotsam and jetsam on the web, which may be directly proportional to their reading comprehension as well as filtering abilities [but I digress and would prefer to refrain from any personal attacks, such as "turd in a kitchen sink" or "fly in the ointment". Incidentally, what did that kitchen sink turd do to you and why are you letting your cats get up on the counter? ].
If you need a board with more rules and control
, it's very easy to start one yourself. But managing a board is no simple task, once it gets popular (however, if you have too many rules, noone will post, which makes your life easy). If you want a perfect board, only invite people you know and trust.
That should be a suitably short list.
*Note: About the term "bullshit": I detest to see such a succinct term overused and maligned like this. "Bullshit" specifically refers to communication by those who know they are lying
. Sharing stories and funny anecdotes -- however irrelevant -- is not "bullshit" in the true sense of the word.