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if those same twenty lurkers see one polite and informative redirection to the Foolish Workshop board, as proposed by LAPropDoc and others, everyone feels good for very little effort.

It's not a "lurker" problem, it's a "dimwit" problem. Anyone who has spent even a few days following this board will get the picture quite clearly. The posts most likely to inspire aggrevated responses are those that are based on no effort whatever to find out what's going on here. In any case, Doc is right: the best solution is the same as for trolls, spammers, OT provacateurs, etc.: one brief, straightforward re-direct, then silence.

"If you have to kill someone, it costs nothing to be polite." (Winston Churchill, defending the rhetorical gentility with with Britain declared war on Japan)

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