Hi Cliff,

Unfortunately, for the last little bit, the list has been under siege by 
a single person posting with multiple pseudonyms, posting a barrage of 
ill-formed questions in strained, tortured English, disrespecting the 
time and effort of the people who take the time to respond by outright 
ignoring the answers, and asking each person responding personally for 
more and more information, whilst refusing to make any effort to apply 
the information gained; until the poor person, who was only trying to 
help in the first place, finally gives up out of frustration. Attempts 
to either reason with, prevent, or call out this person on their 
behaviour, are met with type of righteous indignation that can only be 
mustered by someone with a complete and utter disregard for anyone and 
anything but themselves and their own personal convenience- or someone 
simply enjoying the frustration that they are causing by acting in this 
way. Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference.

People are dealing with this noise in their own way, and there is some 
disagreement about how to handle it. Some people are, understandably, a 
bit on edge at the moment. The list, sadly, will be worse for it.

Eventually things will settle down again, and the community will again 
appear to be as it has (always?) been- a collection of genuinely 
considerate and helpful people messing about with the intricacies of an 
interesting and useful language. :)

Cheers,
Garth

On 05/03/13 08:56, Cliff Rosson wrote:
> People are so incredibly brash on this forum sometimes. Makes for a cold
> community.  :)