Re: A solution?
"Happy Traveler" wrote:
< Suggestion for a group moderator to return courtesy and
friendliness to the newsgroup >
Many of the unmoderated newsgroups are infected with
pornography ads, religious ravings, vile name-calling threads
and ridicule of sincere posters who seek help.
Nevertheless, I find the unmonitored newsgroup format to be
the most efficient and productive source of user information.
My experience is that the moderated groups yield less useful
information in the long run. This may be because with the
moderated formats navigation is slow and awkward and only
a few posts are visible at a time. It may be because many
more people visit the unmoderated groups for the excitement,
and are more likely to jot and post a response to a question.
In any case, I have received much more help for my inquiries
to open newsgroups. I appreciate the help I receive, even if
the answer is, "It's your EGR valve, dummy." I almost always
resist the temptation to add my two cents to an ongoing feud.
My life is then stress-free and I get the answers I need.
Thanks to all the knowledgeable and creative members of
alt.autos.ford for helping me so many times.
Wendy & John.