jessp wrote: Personally I don't think that kind of information is needed
in this newsgroup.
Nor do a vast majority of us. How stupid do you have to be to think that's
funny? And how cruel do you have to be to post a hurtful message like that?
I'm just hanging out waiting for the rain to end so's I can finish a job.
I've had to turn down several big bore mainline jobs the last two weeks
because I'm commited, oh well. I'm trying to get a bed built for my truck,
it's comming along. Is the work holding up around there? Gas prices are
staying high, it looks like there will be quite a bit of activity next year.
These trolls throw out their garbage to get reactions just like flashers
flash or people wear blue hair or a safety pin in their nose. Not to react
is the way to defeat them. Killfile them and don't even give them the
courtesy of a reply. Besides, just how does a reasonable man intelligently
respond to such garbage through words on a screen? If one were to meet the
person face to face, one could demonstrate or state their response. But
these people hide behind keyboards and the anonymity the Internet brings to
spew their venom.
They are to be pitied, that is for sure. But they should NEVER be
recognized. When someone posts like this, just killfile them. There is too
much else to read about and do for us people out there living live, building
things that last, and just doing it.
Add up the time you spend responding to these people, and feeling bad about
what they say. It isn't worth one second of your life. So don't give them
more than that.
Killfile, killfile, killfile. They go away quickier when they get no
Desert Traveler wrote: (clip)Killfile, killfile, killfile. They go away
quickier when they get no response.
Steve, I wholeheartedly agree with you, but in a case like this, I tried to
put myself in the place of the many black people who might read this, and
imagine how they would feel if no one objected. I felt that some sort of
objection to this racist troll was justified.
I'm with Dave. At first I hoped everyone would ignore the pathetic
dope who posted this trash. Since we haven't:
1) He obviously doesn't know any black people, otherwise he'd realize
how harmful this is. What effect did he think it would have on the
thousands of black people who are part of this news group?
2) This group, because of the popular subject and (this is critical)
the patience, good will and generosity of the regular posters, is an
irreplaceable resource. Putting up racist nonsense ruins the feeling
of the group, and risks turning it into a debate over personal views
that have nothing to do with welding.
3) The group works great when the posters work hard to be helpful, as
they have since I started reading last spring. It won't take many
mean-spirited posts to poison the atmosphere, and for me that would be
a big loss.
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