If the shoe fits... From a long-time reader and occasionalTim Meddick said:So you think it "polite" to say that someone's work looks like
"crap", do you?
participant, here's what I've seen. The polite bit was covered some
time ago when you were asked to respect the conventions of the group
in which you were participating. You responded with defiance and
began actively soliciting others to join you in your defiance. The
need for politeness has long past - your own rudeness has brought this
on, nothing more, nothing less. Just as if you had behaved badly in
any other public setting with rules and conventions for behavior, you
received an initial polite reminder, followed by increasingly pointed
guidance and then outright rebukes, which you rightfully deserve.
Let me put it as succinctly and constructively as I can:
Learn to quote properly. Learn to post properly. Learn to separate
your sig from the rest of your post properly. Stop encouraging others
to flout the conventions of the group. Then, come back and participate
like an adult. In the mean time, if you have questions about how to
do the preceding, or in general how to participate in these groups,
ask politely and respectfully, and I and likely others will help.