Photo Newsgroup Issues...Slightly OT

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Frank ess, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Frank ess

    Frank ess Guest

    Nick wrote:
    > Why is Alan Browne still here?
    >
    > Nobody seems to like him.
    >
    > Yesterday alone, people have said this about him:
    >
    > Bill Hilton
    > "I've got "Browne" and "Browne's teeth" killfiled in the subject
    > headers. I've tried to killfile you as a sender so I won't see your
    > posts but unfortunately your handle is too long by a couple of
    > letters for my newsgroup reader."
    >
    > Tony Parkinson
    > "Frankly Alan, whilst you have much to usefully contribute to this
    > NG, tour relentless recent plethora of off-topic and unhelpful
    > tirades are rapidly eroding the respect
    > many of your peers (myself included) have for you ? Does this mean I
    > will killfile you ? No, not whilst you still occasionally have
    > something to offer Does this mean I will ignore your less helpful
    > comments forthwith ? Damn Right"
    >
    > Tony Spadaro
    > "Some of us have killfiled both MX and Alan Browne -- really cuts the
    > clutter."
    >
    > Tony Polson
    > "All Alan's posts are equally dumb - extremely. In every post, he
    > makes Mxsmanic
    > look like one of the brightest intellectuals of our age. Poor Alan.
    >
    > Steve Young
    > "What are you doing to make this spot of the world a better place?
    > Just running your mouth from your mountain top?"
    >
    > Other regulars here can't stand him and I could find quotes from them
    > too in Google
    > if I spent a few minutes, such as:
    >
    > Annika1980
    > Mike Scarpitti
    > Joseph Kewfi
    > Jim Phelps
    > Leicaddict
    >
    > and countless others.
    >
    > He used to shun anyone who sent an archive shot to the SI, now that
    > is all he ever submits.
    >
    > It seems that Alan is ALMOST (not quite) as disliked around here as
    > the trolls. Yet
    > he stays, and he thinks he runs the place.


    Must be something wrong with my newsreader; I didn't see anything to support
    that. Or it could be that there is something right about my newsreading
    habits, and I don't let "Newsgroup Issues" take up a great deal of my time.

    Frank ess
     
    Frank ess, Mar 5, 2004
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  2. "Nick" <> wrote in message
    news:40486B5C.17192.165258@localhost...
    > Why is Alan Browne still here?


    A more apt question would be, Why are you flooding two newsgroups with this
    question? What is your expected result, exactly?


    >
    > Nobody seems to like him. [ . . . ]


    He seems fine to me. If "nobody seems to like him" they can simply killfile
    him or not bother reading him, isn't that so?

    Neil
     
    Neil Harrington, Mar 5, 2004
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  3. "Nick" <> wrote in message
    news:40486B5C.17192.165258@localhost...
    > Why is Alan Browne still here?
    >
    > Nobody seems to like him.


    Usenet isn't a popularity contest.

    Spot the irony, then, when I say...

    ....plonk

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    He couldn't tell you the technical merits of Leitz and Zeiss
    But he did take some photographs once.
     
    Martin Francis, Mar 5, 2004
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    Phil Stripling, Mar 5, 2004
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  5. "Nick" <> wrote in
    news:40486B5C.17192.165258@localhost:

    > Why is Alan Browne still here?
    >
    > Nobody seems to like him.
    >
    > Yesterday alone, people have said this about him:
    >
    > Bill Hilton
    > "I've got "Browne" and "Browne's teeth" killfiled in the subject
    > headers. I've tried to killfile you as a sender so I won't see your
    > posts but unfortunately your handle is too long by a couple of letters
    > for my newsgroup reader."
    >
    > Tony Parkinson
    > "Frankly Alan, whilst you have much to usefully contribute to this NG,
    > tour relentless recent plethora of off-topic and unhelpful tirades are
    > rapidly eroding the respect many of your peers (myself included) have
    > for you ? Does this mean I will killfile you ? No, not whilst you
    > still occasionally have something to offer Does this mean I will
    > ignore your less helpful comments forthwith ? Damn Right"
    >
    > Tony Spadaro
    > "Some of us have killfiled both MX and Alan Browne -- really cuts the
    > clutter."
    >
    > Tony Polson
    > "All Alan's posts are equally dumb - extremely. In every post, he
    > makes Mxsmanic look like one of the brightest intellectuals of our
    > age. Poor Alan.
    >
    > Steve Young
    > "What are you doing to make this spot of the world a better place?
    > Just running your mouth from your mountain top?"
    >
    > Other regulars here can't stand him and I could find quotes from them
    > too in Google if I spent a few minutes, such as:
    >
    > Annika1980
    > Mike Scarpitti
    > Joseph Kewfi
    > Jim Phelps
    > Leicaddict
    >
    > and countless others.
    >
    > He used to shun anyone who sent an archive shot to the SI, now that is
    > all he ever submits.
    >
    > It seems that Alan is ALMOST (not quite) as disliked around here as
    > the trolls. Yet he stays, and he thinks he runs the place.



    Interesting. Of the people you mention:

    Tony Spadaro has killfiled countless people, mostly because they
    respond to trolls, which is indeed a fault of Alan's.

    Tony Polson has, for the entire time that I've been active on the
    groups (at least four years) continually offered a vacillating level of
    condescension while routinely posting incorrect info. His promised lens
    tests have yet to materialize, and he's been slammed numerous times when
    spouting off about something he failed to understand. It's very easy to
    shut Tony up though - you challenge him to put up his proof. Not even a
    puff of smoke will herald his disappearance. And yes, I've seen his shots,
    back when he was more careless.

    I have killfiled Steve Young, since I have yet to see him post
    anything worthwhile, but he doesn't tire of posting nonsense debates.

    I have killfiled Mike Scarpitti, for being one of the most obnoxious
    dipshits I've seen, who believes that his advice from shooting yearbook
    pictures, and his "refusal to lower himself to going professional", makes
    him able to offer denigration to anyone who can shoot better than he can
    with anything less than a Leica. I've seen his stuff too - I was shooting
    better in my second year. Just not worth the effort of chasing him around
    his tree - he lives in a fantasy world where his life has some value.

    I've killfiled Joseph Kewfi, who he turned into a whiny brat
    following getting his ass handed to him, when his ability to tell film from
    digital failed spectacularly. He then decided he was right, and the world
    was lying to him.

    And I've killfiled Leicaddict, for reasons that should be
    exceptionally obvious to anyone with three brains cells huddling together
    to keep warm.

    So, um, yeah, your sources are an impeccable source of information
    and rationality, as far as I'm concerned.

    But, wait... something just occurred to me. Do you suppose... all
    thes people don't like Browne because he's not only noticed the same things
    about them, but publicly states them too?

    Naaahhh, that's too farfetched. I mean, that would be a 'sour grapes'
    response, and all of those posters are well above that, aren't they?


    - Al.

    --
    To reply, insert dash in address to separate G and I in the domain
     
    Al Denelsbeck, Mar 6, 2004
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  6. Frank ess

    Mark B. Guest

    Why did you post this twice in 4 minutes? If this person's posts bother you
    so much why not just use your news filter?

    Mark
     
    Mark B., Mar 6, 2004
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