Net Etiquite: Is it impolite to post your own questioin(s) in the middle of someone elses newsgroup

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jeff M. Ingram, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Hello,

    Net Etiquette: Is it impolite to post your own question(s) in the middle of
    someone else's newsgroups posts? I've seen others somewhat unrelated
    questions steer the discussion away from the original poster's question.
    I've seen a lot of this and it seems rude to me! Say the poster never
    actually got the answer they were looking for? I'd say post your own damn
    question on your own damn thread, but that's me!

    What's the consensus on this?

    Jeff M. Ingram, Apr 28, 2004
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    olfart Guest

    Better put on your asbestos shorts
    olfart, Apr 28, 2004
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    Boomer Guest

    Sure it's rude... but that happens a lot on usenet.
    Boomer, Apr 28, 2004
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    °Mike° Guest

    If a direct question, unrelated to the original, is asked
    in the middle of a thread, it is unlikely to get the same
    amount of attention as a question posed separately.

    Is it impolite? That's subjective.
    Is it bad form? Definitely.

    Often, though, threads have a habit of taking off on
    a tangent, and this is normal in usenet, just as it's
    normal for a conversation to drift, from time to time.
    °Mike°, Apr 28, 2004
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    gangle Guest

    How many square inches of flesh does your scrotum
    gangle, Apr 28, 2004
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    philo Guest's impolite...but it's done a thousand times a day.

    Some poor soul will ask a question...

    then there will be a long thread of people discussing one of the OP's
    mis-spelled words.

    Usenet makes great entertainment I think...
    philo, Apr 28, 2004
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    -= Hawk =- Guest

    Does pickled herring taste like pickles or herring?
    -= Hawk =-, Apr 28, 2004
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    gangle Guest

    You misspelled "misspelled."
    gangle, Apr 28, 2004
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    Richard John Guest

    Does anyone know why M.....
    only joking ;)
    Richard John, Apr 28, 2004
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    mhicaoidh Guest

    Taking a moment's reflection, Jeff M. Ingram mused:
    | Net Etiquette ....

    It's also considered bad form to put your entire question in the title
    of your post.
    mhicaoidh, Apr 28, 2004
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    °Mike° Guest


    °Mike°, Apr 28, 2004
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    Plato Guest

    Lost yet another boyfriend eh?
    Plato, Apr 29, 2004
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