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Would you please ask a question if you're asking a question?
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Post 1 made on Monday February 5, 2018 at 15:52
Ernie Gilman
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If you want some knowledge transferred to you, would you be so kind as to frame the title of your post as a question? As, for instance, don't title a thread "Intelligent PDU with surge protection." Instead title it "Where can I find an Intelligent PDU with surge protection?" The recent thread that did this is at [Link: remotecentral.com].

This is an example of a thread titled in a way that looks like it might have information on a type of product. That makes me interested in reading it.

It doesn't. It's a request for information on such a product. That makes me wish the title had been written differently so I could know without spending time on the thread that I had no help to offer. That would probably appeal to some* of you who would rather not see my posts anyway.

highfigh was kind enough to make a good point:
Why can't you just open a thread and close it if it doesn't please you? Your post cost you more time and it won't change anything because t was directed at only those who read this thread.

So true! I can indeed just close a thread if it doesn't please me. But, me being me, I'd like things in this world to be better and communication to be clearer.

As for the time it took me to write about this both times, it just might yield some positive change. In that case it would be worth it.

Thanks, highfigh!




*I expect Fins to suggest "many" instead of "some."
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Post 2 made on Monday February 5, 2018 at 17:06
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There is what, five new threads a day? I need something to do on the bowl. Read them anyways. Who cares if it's a question written to look like info.
OP | Post 3 made on Monday February 5, 2018 at 18:19
Ernie Gilman
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Yeah, cap, you're right, things sure are slow here at RC these days.
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Post 4 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 07:40
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What’s your question Ernie? Your post title indicates that this is a thread looking for an answer, but you appear to know what you want.
Post 5 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 09:18
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Small price to pay to make E G happy.
Post 6 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 09:54
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I'm not sure if I agree or disagree, but I wanted to post this and use a question mark improperly? Isn't that funny.
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Post 7 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 11:03
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Sure?!?!?
Post 8 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 11:08
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Post 9 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 11:28
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On February 6, 2018 at 09:18, burtont62 said...
Small price to pay to make E G happy.

Kind of a high cost, though. :D
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Post 10 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 11:42
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I'd be happy if people could simply spell "discrete" correctly.
OP | Post 11 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 12:00
Ernie Gilman
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They have to have realized that there are two discrete words, discrete and discreet, and their meanings are totally unrelated to one another.

Here's an example of the subject at hand: at [Link: remotecentral.com], crosen tells us how to remote reboot POE devices.
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Post 12 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 13:02
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No.
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Post 13 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 15:46
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On February 6, 2018 at 12:00, Ernie Gilman said...
They have to have realized that there are two discrete words, discrete and discreet, and their meanings are totally unrelated to one another.

Here's an example of the subject at hand: at [Link: remotecentral.com], crosen tells us how to remote reboot POE devices.

Is your're link pointing to the right thread? I can't find discreet or discrete anywhere in their.
Post 14 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 15:49
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On February 6, 2018 at 15:46, burtont62 said...
Is your're link pointing to the right thread? I can't find discreet or discrete anywhere in their.

i like how you discretely used the wrong words?
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Post 15 made on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 20:40
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On February 6, 2018 at 15:49, Duct Tape said...
i like how you discretely used the wrong words?

Just cause I agree with the bear doesn't mean I'm not going to poke the bear.
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