Will the real n3td3v please stand up
FD became unreadable for almost a week because of “yet another” seasonal flame war. Some dumbass decided to to post some other dumbass’s most famous quotes. And then the flame war began.
As usual, the list was flooded by silly requests to please please please become moderated (what syllable in the words “Full Disclosure” did you not understand?). The (f)lamers started even to convince themselves to stop the flaming(*) and the climax was netdev’s email impersonating a John Doe (sorry, Joe Average) saying “I spoke to netdev and asked him not to respond”. Now that’s a famous quote right there.
The brainless posts are not a problem in typical flame wars, because once you know the players you can easily filter them or move the thread to another folder for your reading enjoyment The problem starts when all the others, those that can’t post anything useful, get dragged into answering and adding noise to the flames. It’s like when somebody talks in the movie theater but the real noise is the dozens of people who ‘shoosh’ him.
Finally, a word to n3td3v: we love you, but you still have a lot to learn from your gobbles mentors.
BTW, the quote in the title belongs to David Litchfield in response to a post ‘not the real n3td3v’. I’m guessing several people lost their keyboards and coffees there…
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