[OSM-talk] [Talk-us] Slack

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Sat Apr 2 21:28:31 UTC 2016

One thing I find annoying about most wikis is that conversation threads are 
listed in order of which thread most recently received a reply, not by 
subject. In wikis with large numbers of threads, this means having to guess 
which search terns to use. Sorting by what message replied to what makes 
sense within a thread, but means that you can't scroll through a list of 
subjects to locate a thread already discussing a particular topic.

On April 2, 2016 10:54:19 AM malenki <osm_ at malenki.ch> wrote:

> On Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:23:29 +0100,
> Dave F wrote:
>> > Do really want to read the full log of a chat room?
>> If there were a record, many IRC discussions wouldn't occur.
> Is that so?
> Despite OSM forum, wiki and help there are a lot of people who ask
> questions which are already answered.
> It doesn't depend on the medium that some people cannot or don't want
> to RTFM.
> And in IRC it is not unfriendly just to paste a matching link to the
> question asked, no need to be overly verbose, log into any forum or
> format the text.
>> It's often used by the weak/arrogant who are too
>> scared/self-important to have their opinions verified & countered.
> I am curious (but don't really want to know) in which IRC regions you
> roam.
> The people I do meet in IRC regularly a friendly, helpful and skillful
> and more often than not quite non-boasting.
> Just some names for the record (no weight in completeness and order) I
> read regularly: woodpeck, Pascal N, katpatuka, Harry Wood, Richard F,
> pnorman, SK53, Firefishy, Lonvia, Simon Poole.
> scared
> weak
> arrogant
> self important
> [with questionable opinions]
> Well, consider it yourself.
> And not-so-humble I do consider myself also quite skilled regarding OSM
> and mostly a nice person.
> The trolls or idiots which pass by now and then occur in every medium.
> They consume only so much time and energy you really spend on them –
> and in IRC they often don't have much patience. :P
> hth
> Thomas
> (Originally I did not want to respond to this nonsense but since I
> finally reply to another mail of your I thought: Whatever)
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