Posted by Dr. Bob on September 29, 2004, at 4:51:17
In reply to Re: Interesting points - but..... » AuntieMel, posted by Larry Hoover on September 28, 2004, at 13:44:56
> Please summarize this rule in it's entirety and post it
As you can see, this is an ongoing process, but how about:
Please share these boards with others by not posting more than 3 consecutive follow-ups in the same thread or starting more than 3 consecutive new threads on the same board. Unless you're responding to earlier posts one at a time.
> so that all can follow it without getting spanked.
Are people feeling treated like bad children?
> If someone is making repeated posts to the same person in a thread, can the person not ask, "please don't post further about this subject to me," or even, "can we take this discussion offline?" and discuss it via Babblemail?
Yes, but (1) they might not feel comfortable doing that and (2) the repeated posts might not be directed to the same person.
> I did exceed three total requests, but I did not ever make three consecutive requests without any topical reply from the other party.
Right, by consecutive, I mean without any other posts in between.
> I prefer to think of babble ... as a place where the rights of the minority are protected against the majority.
Think of it as trying to make it easier for those who aren't so comfortable posting to jump in?
> A scenario where you post three, someone complains about it, which frees you up to post three more! This is the first case I've seen where the complainer (by babble rules) gets the opposite effect than desired.
But they could redirect their complaint...
> The best I can think of is for the main page to act the same way as the ones you get when reading a post on a long thread: show the first few and the last few and hide the rest.
But I think it's nice to see how many posts there are, what they're about, and who posted them...
> I could effectively cut you off by NOT answering:)
There's that, too...
> In psychic terms, it's like someone yelling over other more genteel conversations taking place in a crowded room, demanding attention.
Or inhibiting others...
> I'm asking for a guideline. I was accused of violating the pressure ... rule, when I do not feel that I did.
Don't continue to ask a question if someone's declining to respond to it?