Btw, post no. 100, Yay
Ok, you win. Power Poster Rides Again
But seriously, all good intentions aside, doing people's homework for them (like Googling up stuff they are too lazy to do for themselves) is a bit of a waste of time. Don't become everybody's gopher.
So there follows a damn long reply here (please read it):
What's your purpose, giving comments on everything someone else does? I agree that the guy could've done the searching himself, but I did it for him, so what?
Only because the "Btw, post no. 100, Yay
!" you give comments on my post? Would you post the same question when I didn't add that piece of text? I don't think you would write "Ok, you win. Power Poster Rides Again
" if I didn't write that it's my 100th post.
And more important, why
spend your time correcting my post that you think is somehow inappropiate or not useful or whatever? That's a waste of time as well. You could've just PM'ed me. What's the purpose of spending your time correcting me? Do to tell the rest not to follow my example? Or do you just want more posts, which would be ridiculous?
But my main point is why am I here more likely to recieve comments that somehow tell me that I spam or post unnecessary posts? I always have a good intention. I am willing to help others, to contribute something to this forum. So are other people at other forums, they want to help each other, and believe me, I have seen more people who do other people's homework, and some even more literary, by writing an own article. And what did they get? No negative comments that they were doing unnecessary work, but they got praised for their job. Of course some people said that the work he did could be done by the original poster himself, but still they show more respect. You might think that those other forums are other forums, and this forum has nothing to do with other forums. But still, do you know that many people have left this forum because they didn't like the way people treated other?
And that's something I wanted to make clear. This single comment you had is maybe very small, but it's just those small details that people are looking at. Once again, I totally agree with your comment, the guy could've done it himself, but disapproving every post like this gives this forum a bad reputation. I will try to remember what you said, but I can't promise that the next time I won't post something like copying something else from other websites. At many other forums they say that this forum is a great forum but the some people here are not very nice to each other, and that's why they left. My purpose is not to publically offense all people here, but just reminding some
of the people here that this forum might have a better reputation when people respect each other more. That doesn't mean that all people should praise each other for every single thing someone does, that would be very unnecessary. No, respect is something else.
I understand that this forum has more older people, and that the others contain more teenagers and young people in their 20s, but does that mean that everything which is just a bit inappropiate or not very suitable, like helping each other in cases the person could've done it him/herself, for this forum should get corrections and disappeciation?
People get the impression that it's not permitted to have fun here. I remeber one of my first posts in the old forum, just asking about what age the people were. And that wasn't very well recieved. I remember that someone wrote that this has nothing to do with piano. That's true, but do you think piano forums are designed just for serious discussion? Don't you think it's important for the people who post here to know each other? It feels just like posting as a robot and getting robot replies. I still don't know much about any of the people here. We can use MSN for that, you might think? Yes we could, but do you think most people want to MSN with others they don't know? I wouldn't really like to, and for me, it would be better to first know about another person before MSNing with that person.
All I gave was 1 single example, but I hope that's clear enough to get my point of view.
And finally, it would be really stupid if you delete this post, because this whole thing is something that I wanted to make clear to the people who post here. I hope people will change into more polite and respect each other more after they notice what others think about them.
Sorry for the long and messy post, which maybe includes unnecessary repetitions. I'm sure I didn't write about several things that are very important, but maybe I'll add some when I remember that. My main point is not to comment on that single post (actually maybe I even agree with the post) but more to say something that might change this forum in general a bit. I lost track how long I've been busy with this.. maybe this post is somewhat unnecessary after all..