Re: Becoming a religion

From: Noons <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:32:34 -0700 (PDT)
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On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 3:12:20 AM UTC+11, joel garry wrote:

> Personally, I think linkedin is worse. The vast majority of the replies to articles are some variant of "great article!" or sometimes incoherent ramblings just to get noticed. I don't mind getting skills rating - from you guys, it actually means something, most are useless, often pandering. Of course, most of the articles are just blather from people who think they have to publish or perish. Even with the rare rough diamond, it's still difficult to take seriously. The whole thing is tinged with the crappy marketing it engenders.

Yeah, and as such it reminds me of oracle-l and OTN discussion forums! Either one toes the line and accepts ill-disguised gutter marketing and con-artist product or services promotions or one is not a "team player". About as full of bull as any other online place.

But, and this is important: like Usenet, I still have to see one person being booted out of a public discussion in LinkedIn. What I cannot accept - under ANY circumstances - is the "rabid-monkey-chase" that any discussion in oracle-l and OTN turns into, as soon as anyone for whatever motive *dares* challenge the status quo or one of the "sacred cows".

> All we want is a place to help, learn and communicate, right? You'd think that is like asking for world peace.

Exactly. HJK's forum was a good place for that. Unfortunately, he unilaterally decided to take it away and therefore wipe out years of voluntary contributions from those who helped turn it from a rant place to a useful forum.

This is why I don't follow any other forums(fora?) or will do such in the foreseeable future: I'm done contributing to a "community" whose sole purpose is just ill-disguised adulation. I never understood the groupies who screamed their heads off during rock group shows in the 60s and 70s, be they male or female. It's just a mental attitude I cannot relate to. Received on Tue Mar 24 2015 - 05:32:34 CET

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