My computer can't be on fire; I put it out just after the CPU melted. The hard drive is still smoking though.
Down in the basement I have five servers running 24/7. On the main floor of my home I have seven computers hooked into this network and several others that I use as a sandbox. I had the servers off line and the cables rerouted to the machines I was using. The excess time and distraction to address the issue at TR was annoying to say the least and added considerable time to my task.
To browse a forum, there is no definable need, in my estimation, to deliver nag messages on every page. On my website I simply post a bright red message at the top of each page that you have JS or cookies disabled and that your experience would be improved by allowing them. No pop-up, pop-unders, etc.
The benefits of membership may be large, but at what point does the idle chit-chat detract from the benefits of membership or reduce those benefits to irrelevance? At what point do the often useless canned questions reach the point of irrelevance confuse the issue at hand. Yes, I understand that many who ask questions do not know much about computers and that we help these people as well as more serious issues and that sometimes many heads are better than one.
I really hold no issue against any here that I have not aired, but I do hold an issue with Ziff-Davis for the issue I am expressing displeasure with and withdrawing from.
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