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It would be _so_ pleasant to open clj.programmer and not have the first windowful of articles completely off topic for the newsgroup.
Arthur T. Murray is a well-known, full-blown, invincibly-ignorant Usenet kook, with no detectable manners whatsoever, so expecting better behavior from _him_ is beyond reason.
However, he is the only one with that excuse.
Every person answering him knew that this thread belonged in clj.advocacy and was capabile of crossposting there instead of here while keeping the remaining newsgroup name list intact.
_Think_, people. Before committing _any_ post, _think what you are doing_. Before mindlessly adding your twentieth comment to the entirely off-topic thread you have been using to pollute a technical newsgroup, _think_. The poor quality of articles here has no other cause than the habits of the participants.
Even if you read from another hierarchy, you owe it to the functionality of Usenet to avoid cross-hierarchy crossposts without investigating whether a *.advocacy group exists there that should receive the crosspost instead; if you are too lazy to do that, eliminate the crosspost entirely.
xanthian; I invented those *.advocacy groups for a reason -- to move trash threads like this out of serious technical newsgroups (and even non-technical hierarchies have adopted the idea now); if you create the *.advocacy groups but don't use them, who but yourselves do you have to blame?
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