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Subject:  Re: Demeanor Toward Newbies Date:  8/27/2000  9:44 PM
Author:  chris319 Number:  78309 of 275321

Beware of uninteneded consequences.

This board is suffering even more grave "unintended consequences" right now. Today I learned that a major contributor to the board is actually withholding legitimate, valid screens because he is annoyed by the general level of static here. I will not divulge the identity of this person but it is a name every regular on this board would recognize.

When people become alienated into non-participation it's a problem because insights don't get shared in the general discussion and people (such as me) decline to work on new FAQs. But when people start withholding materially valuable contibutions such as new screens, THAT is a major, major problem, a problem which far outweighs any inconvenience caused by the stray newbie who flies into our air space.
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