[Theforum] Inviting other people

Olly Hodgson gnarly at punkass.com
Mon Nov 19 13:11:33 CST 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Madhu Menon" <webguru at vsnl.net>
Subject: RE: [Theforum] Inviting other people

> I'm not sure what "ranting newbies" do (since I've never witnessed it on
> thelist, and never was subscribed to MJ), but is that they post OT
> comments? If so, a gentle reminder (unlike the dictatorial ways of, cough,
> another list) seems to have worked well for us in the past, has it not?

I think what is meant by "ranting newbies" can be demonstrated by a friend
of mine who recently got into web design.

I pointed out that his site didnt work properly in Netscape 4 and he went
off on a mad rant about how people who use Netscape deserve to view a crap
page because Netscape is sh1t etc. I had to point out to him that some
people simply can't use IE for whatever reason (its not available on their
platform, or its the only browser available on their college network etc),
and they don't deserve anything less than IE etc users.

I managed to talk him around, but if I was to try that somewhere like Yahoo
Chat it would be a different story. The web design rooms seem to be
dominated by 14yr olds who use big text, shout their opinions at everybody,
and shout abuse if you dare to disagree.

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