How to get the most from this NEWSGROUP - Moderator

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Jake, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Jake

    Jake Guest

    How to get the most from this NEWSGROUP.

    1) Give as much detail as you can. Take your time. The more
    you give, the better advice regulars here will be able to give you.
    Describe your problem as if you were telling it to Sherlock Holmes in
    study. NEVER assume regulars are telepathic! All we know about you
    your problem is what you tell us. You will NOT bore us
    with details. Oh, and remember this newsgroup is an international
    newsgroup so don't assume people telepathically know which country

    2) Don't necessarily expect to receive answers with your first post.
    Expect instead to receive questions. Answer these questions promptly
    expect more in return. Once the regulars feel they have an adequate
    understanding of your situation and problem, they then might feel they
    offer you some useful advise.

    3) Be active. After you post, check this newsgroup at least once a day
    reply to all posts. Take the time to give detailed replies. Don't
    here either. Give as full of a reply as possible. The more you're
    and the more in-depth your replies, the more regulars will participate
    your thread and the more help you'll receive.

    4) Keep it clean. The ones that are probably going to help you the
    will be the professionals that frequent this newsgroup. Unless you'd
    to be put into their kill-files, treat them with respect and don't
    their time. Many of these professionals regularly check this group
    work during the little breaks in their workday. While more details are

    better than too few, adding too much unrelated junk will only confuse
    situation and reduce the usefulness, readability, and value of your
    Take a moment and streamline your replies. Reduce the header down to
    who is saying which lines. Do NOT simply repost the entire message if
    you're only referring to a part of it. Without distorting what they
    trim down what they said to just what you're replying to. Also, do NOT
    post. Top posting forces people to scroll down then back up to your
    Think logical progression of thought. Again, it will reduce the time
    professionals need to spend reading your post thus more time they'll
    have -
    during their coffee break -- to reply to your post.

    5) Return and let us know what happened. Title your post the same as
    original one and add "[update]" at the end of the subject line. Again,
    as much effort into it as you'd like regulars to give to their replies.

    Tell what worked, what didn't, ups, downs, and surprises. Use this as
    opportunity to ask further questions. Bless us with the pearls of
    you learned along the way. Also, remember this is a nice way to thank
    those that helped you. Some regulars sometimes feel used and cheap
    those they help never return to let them know what happened. They also

    remember those that do and next time you have another problem, they'll
    that much more willing to devote time and effort to help you when you
    around again.

    Lastly, remember that the advice you're getting here is worth exactly
    you paid for it. While professionals do frequent this newsgroup, they
    so at their leisure and their advice is informal. If you want better
    advice, hire a professional.

    Jake, Dec 3, 2006
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  2. Jake

    DR Guest

    **** off.

    **** RIGHT off.

    You aren't wanted here.

    By "here", I mean the planet Earth. Stop wasting my oxygen. Do the
    rest of the human race a favour, and end your life by the most direct
    means possible, with the least impact on the existence of other
    people. Please just cease to exist. I can live with the possibility
    of some degree of prior pain and suffering on your behalf; it's fairly
    obvious you deserve it. Just go away and never inflict yourself on
    another human being ever. Your existence is a burden on the species,
    and (assuming the existence of a deity) a huge mistake on the part of
    the hypothetical (and obviously extremely fallible) creator. Can I
    make myself any clearer? Die, you motherfucker.
    DR, Dec 3, 2006
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  3. Jake

    Stephen! Guest

    Moderate this, fuckhead...
    Stephen!, Dec 3, 2006
  4. Jake

    tallbloke Guest

    Oh, your about to get plenty matey, don't you worry.

    What a donkey.
    tallbloke, Dec 3, 2006
  5. Jake

    Polarhound Guest

    So THAT is how Hank funds his habit!
    Polarhound, Dec 3, 2006
  6. Jake

    Ian Singer Guest

    As you cross posted to 5 newsgroups, which a Moderator would not do,
    which newsgroup do you think you are Moderator of,
    or is moderator just a nickname?

    Ian Singer


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    I am near Toronto Canada, can I tell where you are from your reply?
    Ian Singer, Dec 3, 2006
  7. Jake

    Cab Guest


    Very subtle trolling. Nice. I've never seen it done like that before.
    Cab, Dec 3, 2006
  8. Jake

    Catman Guest

    Almost funny. Especially the bit about keeping it clean. You fucking

    Catman MIB#14 SKoGA#6 TEAR#4 BOTAFOF#38 Apostle#21 COSOC#3
    Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright (Remove rust to reply)
    Alfa 116 Giulietta 3.0l (Really) Sprint 1.7 75 TS 156 TS S2
    Triumph Speed Triple: Black with extra black bits
    Catman, Dec 3, 2006
  9. It's a troll, you idiot.
    The Older Gentleman, Dec 3, 2006
  10. I was impressed, too. He got a lot of bites, as well.
    The Older Gentleman, Dec 3, 2006
  11. Jake

    Cab Guest

    That he did. Mind you, it was a bit unfair, as he'd x-posted to five

    Saying that, most of the biters were from ukrm.
    Cab, Dec 3, 2006
  12. I think you are being far too polite to the pustulent excrescence.

    Alison Hopkins, Dec 3, 2006
  13. And that's news, how?
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Dec 3, 2006
  14. Jake

    Catman Guest

    Depends on what you mean by bite. I don't think *any* of the UKRM ones
    were actually taking it seriously. There was critique and discussions o
    style, but I don't think anyone actually took it seriously.

    Catman MIB#14 SKoGA#6 TEAR#4 BOTAFOF#38 Apostle#21 COSOC#3
    Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright (Remove rust to reply)
    Alfa 116 Giulietta 3.0l (Really) Sprint 1.7 75 TS 156 TS S2
    Triumph Speed Triple: Black with extra black bits
    Catman, Dec 3, 2006
  15. Jake

    mb Guest

    And, it seems, a Merkin...
    mb, Dec 3, 2006
  16. #6, don't mess with the "Sheriff", you might get some on you..
    #7, never take advice from some cocksuker who claims to be a moderator.
    Stupendous Man, Dec 4, 2006
  17. Jake

    Jeff Mayner Guest

    What's that from? I remember something like it from, I think, Monty Python.

    It's hell getting old. :-(
    Jeff Mayner, Dec 6, 2006
  18. Jake

    DR Guest

    Actually it was straight out of my (then) alcohol-soaked brain,
    although I may have unconsciously drawn upon other influences. It
    seemed like a good idea at the time; perhaps in hindsight less so.
    DR, Dec 6, 2006
  19. Jake

    Tim Kreitz Guest

    Well, you can consider it stolen now! =>]

    Tim Kreitz
    2003 ZX7R
    2000 ZX6R
    DoD #2184
    Tim Kreitz, Dec 6, 2006
  20. Jake

    dizzy Guest

    Exactly. That's the most offensive thing about the post, IMO.
    dizzy, Dec 10, 2006
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