[ Apologies to everyone else who has to read this additional off-topic noise. This just seemed like a perfect case to write up as a public request for a change in behavior. Here's hoping this request will do some good --! ]
gameoflifeboy wrote:Aaaaand now they're on the forums too.
What a surprise. I thought we had successfully filtered out spambots.
The requested topic does not exist.
Darn right the topic does not exist. It was deleted over a year ago
because of being obvious spam.
Now, you could have edited that previous unnecessary post to add the "PoW" comment, which was also based on a post from last year. So it also most likely wasn't a very good idea to post it, either... but at least as an edit to the previous post it wouldn't have been twice as bad.
Instead you double-posted. The delay was long enough that people like me who get email notifications for this board might end up getting two separate notifications.
Obviously all this isn't really a very big deal, in the Big List of the World's Problems. On the other hand, it gets a little painful after a while when I check in hoping for a new interesting addition to a thread that I'm subscribed to... and it turns out to be another one of this kind of posting, usually from you, with no actual content -- or at least a very low signal-to-noise ratio.
"PoW" in this context is "Proof of Work". Try a simple search in the thread for "PoW". Kiran's earliest post starts with a mention of "Scrypt proof of work". You could have done this yourself instead of making every reader on the thread look at your question. And you arranged the question so that nobody can answer it
without doing the extra work of doing the exact search that you should have done in the first place...!
Along similar lines, you just sent in another necropost
with no new information in it. The exact same RLE that you just contributed was posted over eight years ago
. That may be a record. But if it is, please don't try to break it. Please just stop the pointless necroposting!
Can I maybe convince you that this is not very polite behavior? Maybe you could make an effort to think for a moment about your audience before hitting the Post button. Try to have something to say in each post you write (outside of the Sandbox) that might be of general interest to the people who are paying attention to that particular thread.
This is an academic forum, not a chat or microblogging platform.
Please be considerate and follow the rules a little more often -- again, outside of the Sandbox... but really, double-posting and necroposting are kind of discouraged even there.