peartreed wrote:What others find as intrusive and extensive “copypasta” interrupting discussion, I find to be a very convenient, consolidated and current collection of relevant, in-depth, ongoing news from a variety of sources I’d otherwise likely not connect to. The topical discussion those posts instigate here is often of a higher quality too.
I don’t understand why those less interested, indifferent, or resentful of that volume, don’t simply bypass it, ignore it or start their own threads of topics more appealing.
If the few dissenters persuade the mods to impose an arbitrary limit on copied articles in such postings frequency or volume, content censorship or any time restrictions on copied content continuity of coverage as it develops in the news, then I’m going to find a more open and permissive place to pursue my interests.
Reverting the format of the forum back to its origins without pictures or technical editing tricks would be another regressive step into a restrictive past practice. I joined up here with my fellow countryman Jeff Wells to keep up with the times, but the negativity of the naysayers and second-guessers and, in some cases, RI reformers got to him too.
But the info could be delivered by posting a link and a quote. Not a whole article taken from somewhere else.
But it doesn't really matter. We've done this argument on this board before, and nothing comes of it. There is no compromise, clearly. No attempt to 'meet your fellow boardmembers halfway.' Not even an attempt to understand what they're communicating. In fact, it seems to me to be a clear refusal to understand. So the 'five post' limit will have to suffice for now. And the mods came up with that themselves, by the way. It wasn't a few persuading dissenters.
ok, said my piece. 82 and srp, Good Luck! ha
edited to add: Oh yeah, I was wondering if you have confirmation on that Jeff stuff, peartreed, or was that speculation? I mean, was it because of the negativity of naysayers, second-guessers and reformers that Jeff stopped posting here. I know that I've stopped posting at times, sometimes for years. It wasn't because of negativity or frustration, I just got into something else.