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Why I stopped browsing TechRepublic 10 months ago

By esa_batm ·
I'm working on a book - wanted to get TechRepublic response on the following. Since I can't figure out how to contact them, and it turns out I still have an account, I'll just leave it here like a big pre-coprolite. Enjoy your self-righteous sputtering.

"If you see idiots on the net, just ignore them. I guarantee it's better for you than trying to respond to them. Want examples? Go to and look at the people posting on the Miscellaneous forum. Then go out and look at their comments on the other forums. I was on that site for technical info, but I let myself get drawn into clashes with these jackasses. Now I won't even browse the site because you can't avoid seeing the smug, insulting, titles these self-appointed experts place on their comments. One of the more prolific, going by his screen name, apparently thinks he's a major Australia media company, but he's really some poser in Canada - his main claim to fame is he has the most posts of anybody on TechRepublic. He even posted about how great it was to hit 10,000 and encouraged others to keep it up and they can hit 10,000 as well.

As we now know, around 40% of the people in the US alone are stupider than a mule, since you can get a mule's attention if you hit it over the head with a 2x4. If you project that out, then 40% of the people would be just as stupid on the other end of the political spectrum, so altogehter it's 80%. Yikes!!! What's really scary is that it holds true to the 80/20 rule. Now I admit that the US average is probably higher than the world overall, but it's a pretty good indicator of how many stupid people are out there ready to expose you to their specialty. Just avoid them and their negativity and you'll be a lot happier."

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Your hackles

by maecuff In reply to A little enjoyable self-r ...

are up? Stop playing with them Mambo, they're going to STAY up until you leave them alone..

Merry Christmas! :)

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You do know

by jdclyde In reply to Your hackles
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On this cold rainy day

by jdclyde In reply to A little enjoyable self-r ...
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In Defense

by Tink! In reply to Why I stopped browsing Te ...

I don't have time to read the responses, but I'm sure the regulars have fulfilled the proper admonishments.

There have been numerous discussions on TR about the equally numerous idiots who post here frequently. The true experts wish these idiots would stop posting, but as we can't stop them we ignore them.

And yes, even the true experts who offer valid advice on serious topics, often allow themselves the freedom to release the other side of their personalities within the not-so-serious topics. And yes, sometimes even serious topics get drawn off-topic but these posts should not lessen the validation of the real advice given.

One needs to approach TR with an open mind and the realization that the TR experts do give real tips, but at the same time are real human beings as well and sometimes need to vent, rant or just be plain silly.

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It is just too bad Tink

by jdclyde In reply to In Defense

That the whiny a$$ t1tty baby that started this discussion is NOT among the ranks of the mature working professionals, or he/she/it would not have started this crya$$ discussion in the first place.

There are just some people that them being around does not make the world a better place. We are seeing just such an example.

Merry Christmas Tink.

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Keep working...

by sMoRTy71 In reply to Why I stopped browsing Te ...

Based on this sample of your writing, you will need to work on this book for a really long time before anyone is willing to publish it.

And I'm betting you are planning to come back and use this thread as an example of what you wrote, right? Or are you not responding for some other reason?


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The book title

by jdclyde In reply to Keep working...

How NOT to write a book, for dummies, by dummies.

He/she/it is INTENTIONALLY providing examples of what NOT to do when writing. I find it very informative and have learned a lot.

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Just LOVE...

by vanessaj In reply to The book title

...the avatar. Since it is almost 60 here today, your avatar is the only thing that puts me in the mood for Christmas! Thanks.

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Speaking of avatars . . .

by apotheon In reply to Just LOVE...

Is that a hatching egg with light in it?

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by vanessaj In reply to Speaking of avatars . . .

It's cooler bigger. I don't know where I got it...stole it from somewhere a year or so ago and kept it because I like it. When I see it I always think "you never know". Sometimes the most average on the outside...

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