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Comment Re:Second that (Score 2) 477

No. 20 years ago, only 1 in 5 people were clueless about technical topics, so by and large, active posters in DIY tech forums knew what they were talking about.

And if they had problems and questions, they knew what information to provide in their posts.

Now, less than 1 in 5 participants have a clue.

4 out of 5 have no idea how to post a technical question, and no idea how to give people who might be able to help the context they need to give useful advice.

Bottom line: People on the 'net are universally more incompetent, which causes the few smart people left to get pissy and short tempered due them constantly being inundated by the same stupid questions posited by people who have no interest (let alone ability) to provide the needed context to facilitate a useful answer.

The delicate flowers demanding moderation only make things works, because it drives off anybody with a clue, so you're left with a forum filled with morons and griefers.

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Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. -- Bertrand Russell