Re: OT: Troll vs. Crank

From: Aloha Kakuikanu <>
Date: 16 Jun 2006 14:31:35 -0700
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Keith H Duggar wrote:
> Just as sunlight kills trolls (in some mythologies), it also
> helps to deal with cranks. Since you are a reasonable and
> intelligent person, the group would benefit from you outing
> cranks. Thus, for a moment please set aside your excess of
> faith in human nature and your personal kindness. Review the
> recent characters that lead you to the crank concept. Then
> post here the identities of those posters you believe are
> cranks (perhaps with an associated confidence). This would
> be very beneficial.

The problem is not trolls, cranks, crackpots, and other individuals. The problem is that very little content is posted here. How much contribution c.d.t enjoys compared to say sigmod record? (non-pier reviewed publication btw) I doubt c.d.t is 1/100 of the sigmod value to the database community.

As Raghu Ramakrishnan put it nicely in the latest issue, don't belittle work (good or bad) of the others. It would take up all your time. Received on Fri Jun 16 2006 - 23:31:35 CEST

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