Friday, November 16, 2007

Stop User Group Assholery!

We've all seen it - and I'm not talking about being a flaming jerkwad. I can ignore that, and hence via my powers of displacement, forgive it. But this is an unforgivable sin in this modern age of search engines and public forums. Don't be this guy, though I know you have witnessed at one time or another, mining the very dark corners of the web for an esoteric answer, scrambling to find a single relevant hit on google.co.jp:
Hey guys! I'm having this problem and can't find an answer
please help!!! :(

[Some trace or dump]

Thanks;
Random Asshole
Only to be responded to hours later:
Random Asshole wrote:
>
> Hey guys! I'm having this problem and can't find an answer
> please help!!! :(
>
> [Some trace or dump]
>
> Thanks;
> Random Asshole

Ok, I figured it out and it works... ;)
Do you not see the problem here? Irony aside, you're just plain being a dick. I have a rule. Let's call it - oh, I don't know - the Golden Rule: Treat others how you want to be treated. Remember that one? If not, learn it. Its reach extends beyond the elementary school playground.

I propose a list of people who ask for help but do not reciprocate. Sort of like a "Do Not Call" list or "Sex Offender" registry. But instead of for telemarketers and frat guys, respectively, it's for assholes. Any names appearing on that list are barred from having their questions answered until such time as proving themselves nice little Netizens and sowing what they reap. Until then - need to find an answer to my problem: "Internal protocol error: No valid method call - missing method name", no thanks to this guy.

2 comments:

jimbojw said...

> Internal protocol error: No valid method call - missing method name

I saw that once and fixed it. Works great now!

Eric said...

OK, may as well start that list now:

* Jim

I suppose for completeness, it should be:

* Jim
* Me

Thusfar...