What? On "Rec.Models.Railroad.and.Grumpy.Old.Men"? Never.
Just learn to use the Del Key, or filter, and feel sorry for those who have
nothing intelligent to say about anything in life.
Even so, it annoys me too, because I have to spend the time to get rid of their
chaf so I can read the seed.
Probably never, if I have anything to do with it.
But in all fairness, at least Terry contribute to the discussion,
and a lot of what he posts is quite useful - yes, even I will
=>Am I alone in feeling slightly peeved by posters who seldom, if ever
=>contribute to the ng, but have sly digs at those who discuss their
=>ideas, thoughts, and opinions here?
No, you're not alone, but that's what filters are for.... :-)
I frequently post to rec.arts.movies.past-films and, in general, the
tone is much more positive. There are few negative posts. Is it
something about our hobby that attracts people who complain? Or, are
they just more vocal here?
What are newsgroups for? In general, like the internet itself, instant
information. Someone recently posted their happiness at being able to
post a question and a few hours later receiving many answers.