Tom Knapp writes:
OK, so now we’re going from a couple of discrete “this guy spams every thread with the same subject” things to “Paulie decides what each thread of discussion will be about?”
I (Paulie) reply:
No, not at all.
There are literally thousands of threads at IPR that are wide open.
Why is it that we can’t have a few for specific purposes, such as getting work done?
If you would like to put up a thread to debate whether this is a bad idea, please go for it.
Why is it that it only became that after 80+ messages when you suddenly decided you didn’t like the direction the discussion was taking?
I was suspicious of getting onto the Milnes/Ogle slipper slope to begin with. I thought it would take us longer to roll to the [..] bottom of that slope.
Thomas, posted way back at
@ 14 “I don’t know why there are people here who think there is any kind of debate about whether this should happen. It’s happening. If you don’t think it’s the best use of your time, let someone else figure out their own priorities. ”
However, since there are people who apparently feel it is a good use of their time to debate it, what is wrong with a separate debate thread?
I’m all for that, but I also want to have one that is a dedicated work thread, which is what I have been trying to do all along with this one.
I’m not trying to shut anyone up.
7700 plus threads that are open for discussion on IPR, and quite a few people, including you, can add more new ones ….including one to debate whether this project is worthwhile or not.
I’m asking for one tiny corner to try to get something done. That’s a problem?
I am not going to the bottom of any slope, and I had suspicions about the slippery slope myself. However, it was getting to the point where it was about impossible to have a conversation.
Would you like to turn off akismet spam filtering too while you are at it?
I’m just not going to be at it any more. Have a nice day.
OK, how about this then: I take back what I said. Talk about any subject on any thread you want, and someone else can post them too.
Does that work better for everyone?
I didn’t think I was asking for much by having one thread out of over 7,700 that is specifically for getting work done, especially when it is so easy to put up a new one.
But I guess I was asking for too much, so maybe I should stop putting up threads…would that be better? I am willing to do that if that is what people wish.
I would like input from the readers on these questions. Bear in mind that, even if a lot of people ask me to stay, I can still leave voluntarily, or Trent and his boss could choose to kick me off at any time.
If the sentiment is predominant that I should leave, I’m willing to do so.
Please have your say in the comments.