On Forum Moderation

NaN divide at by.zero
Tue Oct 22 20:30:49 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 19:11:39 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 10/21/2019 2:45 PM, welkam wrote:
>> On Monday, 21 October 2019 at 07:16:16 UTC, Walter Bright 
>> wrote:
>>> Mike's advice is still good. Don't reply to people who push 
>>> your buttons.
>> And all the C programmer need to pay more attention when 
>> writing their code so they would not get buffer overflows.
> Buffer overflows are unintentional. Replies are intentional. 
> The analogy isn't apt.

You miss the point : In both cases the advice is more "self 
control", which only gets you so far.

> Nevertheless, I do know that asking people to not reply to 
> trolls doesn't work. This is where experience comes in - it 
> takes a few years for youthful enthusiasm "this time it will be 
> different" to reply to be battered into bitter oblivion by 
> experience.

When the only people left in this newsgroup are old graybeards 
then the trolls will probably be fighting over thin pickings.

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