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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 www.TechRepublic.com 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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I live to serve

by jdclyde In reply to Just LOVE...

For the last year, I try to keep the avatar in step with the season. It is just icing on the cake the new emoticons, and trying to keep them seasonal as well.<img src="http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g92/jdclyde/christmas/ElfHappy.gif">
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You're being too generous.

by deepsand In reply to The book title

I thing that you already knew enough to avoid the overwhelming majority of this posters error's.

While I do recognize that, being the Christmas season, it's the time to be charitable, but, let's not do so to excess.

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Seagulls

by Tig2 In reply to Keep working...

And lately there have been a flock of them.

Makes you wonder. Oh well.

Merry Christmas, Smorty!

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RE:Why I stopped browsing TechRepublic 10 months ago

by andy.tay In reply to Why I stopped browsing Te ...

You sure got it right that 40% of Americans are stupider than a mule..but take my advice GET A LIFE stupid

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