RE:-This thread deals with negative karma, yet you spoil it again by asking people to set up Coppermine for you (although you already have another open thread). This is what is called "cross-posting". It is not appreciated in any support forum (and board rules clearly say so), so this might be another explanation why your karma is going down. Now stop your rant, and stop insulting me. It wasn't me who deleted your thread (but some other moderator), nor was it me who restored it (although it was perfectly justified to delete your thread - it was restored for giggles). Stop blaming me for stuff that I'm not involved in. You had your shot at trolling here (a very lame effort though). Stop it now - STFU, or get banned!
YOU were the one that told me to read what you had put. By doing so you infered I HAD NOT - Untrue - I had.
You try to be 'sarky' (Ask an English friend if you don't know what that means), trying to take the P about my commenting on errors in your explanations, and pleading you were a 'Foreigner' to the language. Fine. I accept that (I did not knoew at the time).
The fact that I did NOT know is actually a compliment to your command of the English language. However, I must point out that in this SAME thread you SCORN another for being EXACTLY like yourself - unclear in his instructions.
In my ignorance - as you were apparently the only one littering the boards with requests to read the instructions - it seemed you actually owned it. (In fact I realise now that you choose to be the most vocal (or your companions are more tolerant and understanding - or you always beat them to the draw.
SURE I posted a request on here, but it WAS NOT a DOUBLE POSTING as you claim. In fact my original posting had been deleted. I had no idea what I had done wrong to have you chip in a tell me to read the instructions, so I virtually paraphrased ANOTHER request which had somehow managed to avoid receiving your (standard) criptic comment.
HOWEVER, THAT TOO was deleted.
Now I came here thinking it was a site dedicated to 'coppermine' in all its aspects, and that the 'HELP' forum would be the place to have someone that knew a bit about it offer to install it if I paid he or she.
I did NOT realise it was run like a Ghestapo training camp and woe betide any unwary newcomer that actually posted in hopes of meeting kindred spirits. I was unaware that like GOD him/herself, every 'newbie (or in GOD's case - 'newborn') would almost automatically recieve negative KARMA for being unable to re-translate a translation of 'rules', and so be condemned with the mark of K(ane).
I'm a persistant girl as certain physical and health problems have taught me how to NOT be ignored and spoken about as if I were a bloody idiot.
(Just try being wheeled around in a wheelchair and see what it is like. VERY few speak to me. MOST say things like "How is she? Would she like a sweet." or "Is she warm enough do you think?")
THAT's why I object to someone ordering me to read some gobbledigook I have already tried to make sense of 3-4 times.
That's why I got a bit 'shirty' when I asked for paid help, and unwittingly created the cardinal sin of not conforming EXACTLY to the unclear demands of the 'Master of the Hounds'.
I DID apologise - though what I'd done wrong I did not know - and made a request for clarity which I did not get. Just another 'ticking off' from another 'Oberlietenant' (I apologise for the spelling but I guess my meaning is clear.
As for the OTHER MODERATOR who restored my thread "FOR GIGGLES" - I think that more or less says it all doesn't it?
HOWEVER, if my postings are of such amusement and sport to Moderators, then STOP BEING SO STUPID and COMPLAINING about them.
EITHER I was wrong to ask for paid help in the "PAID HELP" forum and it deserved deleting or it did NOT.
TO MOAN ABOUT MY POSTINGS AND DELETE THEM AND REINSTATE THEM TO HAVE A GIGGLE MAY SEEM GREAT TO MODERATORS.
Methinks that the average gal or guy visiting will wonder - as did I - "What the hell sort of management have they on here? Is it a forum for "coppermine users" or a spot to take the P out of every newcomer by complaining about them, dishing them out NEGATIVE KARMA, deleteing postings then reinstating them for 'laughs', and accusing them of being 'insulting', when all they did was EXACTLY what the accuser did to someone far more deserving of respect.
Now back to how this all started, GauGau - and hopefully YOU and at least ONE other 'Moderator' (I use the term in its loosest form) - will maybe have learned something.
YOU WANT RESPECT - Then don't treat others as idiots, or IMEDIATELY condemn them for making what YOU consider is some big crime of not conforming to very unclear instructions. (If they are NOT unclear, then WHY do so many newcomers trip up when trying to follow them?)
Get rid of your ill thought out KARMA and do what any NORMAL SENSIBLE webmaster does: Set out basic rules and if anyone accidently breaks one, then inform them, explain the 'crime' and warn them. Or if they BLATANTLY set out to break the rules then ban them.
Cut out the ill-feeling even the thickest of you must see your virtually automatic dishing out of NEGATIVE KARMA causes.
Consentrate on letting the forums run themselves, and Moderators just chip in when NECESSARY to give a guiding comment - or come down hard on someone DELIBERATELY flaunting the rules.
If you just want an exclusive board for techno geeks that can give each other bountiful helpings of KARMA then make it plain to anyone seeking assistance that they are NOT WELCOME: That this board/forum/site is not here to offer either a friendly hand or paid help to any non-technical, un-fully-computor-literate peasant. It is here for the sport, pleasure, 'you-scratch-my-back-and-give-me-KARMA-and-I'll-scratch-yours exclusive 'coppermine fraternity upper echelon.
And if any of you guys are more interested in 'coppermine' and promoting it, improving it, and guiding others towards doing the same - instead of rattling like empty cans at every opportunity to knock anyone less knowledgeable, or that you deem to have less KARMA or whatever, I'm quite happy to provide and host a BB for you where you can go about your business, and also get paid for helping other 'wouldbe 'coppermine' enthusiasts to use and promote it.
That is the end of my sermon which I FEEL FULLY JUSTIFIED IN GIVING, having been 'bullied', lied about, wrongly accused, and used as a butt for MODERATOR GIGGLES.
You aught to be bloody ashamed of yourselves.
One other point: I not only own three ARTICLE DISTRIBUTION SITES, but syndicate many articles to all the other major providers of articles for bloggs, webmasters, newsletters, magazines, and news syndicates, RSS feeds, etc. And have a further 32 sites (all with minimum of PR4) on which I post for an average of slightly more visitors a day on each than you get here in a month) I just checked one at random and the visitor count for that one is showing:
Updated Daily Visitors since 01/04/05 - 1,916,577 That is about average for over 30 sites.
The point I'm making is that just a modicum of tolerance, common sense, and maybe a touch of human kindness can win you freinds and REAL KARMA.
Behaving more in the manner of an SS Officer toward his recruits will get you ABSOLUTELY F*** A** - except some REALLY BAD PUBLICITY for yourself, the other "Moderators" and worst of all - COPPERMINE as being in any form a viable alternative to the many other free and licenced scripts available - if only because the average Jean or Joe's chance of getting other than insulted when seeking assistance is pretty remote.
I have copied ALL the relevent Qs and As - and have a full count of the "Read the bloody instructions" posting to innocent aid seekers, plus assorted comments on here about KARMA, and some other interesting bits from around.
Should it be necessary that will make one hell of an argument in favour of wouldbe photo software or whatever purchasers/users steering well clear of 'coppermine' in favour of at least one equal - or better - free alternative with HELPFUL support forums.
(Obviously "REECE" is not included as being 'tared with the same brush'.)
You started your ill-thought-out and pompous reply by stating:This thread deals with negative karma, yet you spoil it again
I DID NOT SPOIL IT AGAIN - it was my FIRST posting on it - and only because my other two had been deleted.
You say it deals with 'negative karma' - WELL BELIEVE ME, Gau Gau, this WHOLE THING is negative karma - so don't start whining again and accusing.
I told you once before you should step back and have a look at yourself and your actions and attitude. That was good advice, GauGau. DO NOT ACCUSE, LIE, DEMAND PERSONS DO WHAT THEY HAVE ALREADY DONE.
STOP. THINK. What are you HERE for?
Behave like the obviously intelligent person you are - not like a little Hitler.
We obviously have a problem because we are of different origins. Just as The Americans can't understand the Arabs - and vice versa, but your history and two world wars should have taught you SOMETHING!!!!!!
I'm going to sleep now, however, I'm sure many of you will spend a while having a good giggle at my expense . (OR just MAYBE not at mine but GauGua and a certain "Moderator"s.)
Peace and love GauGau - (Because you never win wars), and probably fairwell.
PS: Don't accuse me of having had my shot at 'trolling' either, little man. Who would dream of trolling HERE in competition with your efforts at denigrating every single newcomer!!!!!!!!!!!!!