PLEASE: Mr. Greenspun, PLEASE : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Is it possible to have the "Posters Name" at the top of the post so those of us reading that post will know who the poster is rather than scrolling down to the bottom of the post, and then back to the beginning to read the post. Andy's posts are so time consuming and he seems to be everywhere. Hope you can solve this problem.

-- thinkIcan (, April 23, 1999


Sorry Andy, Keep on posting but I just don't want to read your posts.

-- thinkIcan (, April 23, 1999.

Try grabbing the scrollbar with your mouse instead of clicking on the arrows. If you grab the little meter bar thingy it's easy to zip up and down the page.

-- suggestion (windows101@beginner.internet), April 23, 1999.

Look, digest, decide.

Many would say, look and delete.

It's very simple, just hit the

-- Andy (, April 23, 1999.

Wouldn't it be nice not to have to scroll down to see who posted and then scroll back up if you want to read that persons post. The truth is Andy is making a nusance out of himself and he has that right, I'm just trying to find a solution and I thought Mr Greenspun could help.

-- thinkIcan (, April 23, 1999.

The poster's name is listed after the title on the main page, Stupid ass.

-- Phillip Greenspun (YOU@ASKED.4IT), April 23, 1999.

Do I sniff a censor.

(a / n other)

Zieg Heil.

-- Andy (, April 23, 1999.


I guess you're saying that the poster's name isn't on the Recent Answers page, like it is on the New Questions page. I agree, they should be the same.


I don't have a problem with your posts on Yugo, but it seems that some do. I think it is a good idea to gather them, and post all in one thread. <:)=

-- Sysman (, April 23, 1999.

Was that really Greenspun?

Let me try to offer an interpretation that may help. While each thread is clearly labelled at the top, each post or message within the thread has the poster's name at the bottom of his/her message. So thinkIcan is requesting that the poster's name be listed at the top of each message so that as s/he scrolls down through each successive message and hits one written by someone s/he doesn't wish to read, s/he can skip past it without having to waste time. Is that clear as mud now?

-- David (, April 23, 1999.

Mr. Greenspun spells his first name with only one "l".

-- Q (Q@q.q), April 23, 1999., when I'm on this thread I only stay on new answers, never go to the side with the original questions. I'm not trying to not have Andy post whatever he wants, just trying to avoid some of the posters I don't care to read without scrolling down to the bottom of the posts first.

-- thinkIcan (, April 23, 1999.


Note the e-mail - (YOU@ASKED.4IT)

Yea, that does make sense! <:)=

-- Sysman (, April 23, 1999.

Andy--- You have the right to you're ill manners and the right to post what ever you want. If censor comes, it will be from the posters on this forum. You just take up some of my time "sigh" and I was just trying to find a civilized solution to it, not a rude mannered remark.

-- thinkIcan (, April 23, 1999.

thinkican -

If you're using Netscape, here's a quick way to "skip to name of poster", using the forum's convention of placing "-- " before the name of the poster:

1. Hit to bring up the "Find" window

2. Type "-- " (without the quotes)

3. Hit and "Find" will jump down to the poster's name

Not exactly elegant, but it works OK and is available immediately. Just my $.02...

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), April 23, 1999.

Whoops. Forgot HTML's reservation of angle-brackets...

That should read:

1. Hit [Ctrl][F] to bring up the "Find" window

2. Type "-- " (without the quotes)

3. Hit [Enter] and "Find" will jump down to the poster's name


-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), April 23, 1999.

Mac---Thanks millions, appreciate your two cents worth, but that is exactly the point I'm trying to make to Mr Greenspun, it's all time consumming, and an quick way around it would be to have the posters name at the top of the post and then all you would have to do is scroll down to the next post, if you didn't want to read that posters post.

-- thinkIcan (, April 23, 1999.

If Andy and others of similar habit would use more descriptive titles, e.g., "Nato Lies" instead of just "Lies" and "An Interview with Milosovich" instead of just "An Interview," then perhaps reformatting to show the poster's name would be a moot issue. However, if the format could be changed without too much trouble, then I would be for it.

-- Old Git (, April 23, 1999.

Thank you "Old Grit" Now we just need one thousand, nine hundred and ninty eight more like minded and it might just happen.

-- thinkIcan (, April 23, 1999.

Please do it for me! Life is so difficult! Remember when all we had to do was go to the library to look stuff up! And when we go to war make sure it is on a CD ROM so we only have to fantasize.

God make this life easy for me so I don't have to struggle with a mouse! Please!

-- Mark Hillyard (, April 23, 1999.

My brain hurts, etc.

-- Andy (, April 23, 1999.

Now see Andy, I love that post. I could see it was from you, it was funny and I didn't have to use my mouse, and it only took me .003 seconds to read it.

-- thinkIcan (, April 23, 1999.

And dear God, make the grass grow only two inches high so I don't have to mow so much! Please do this for me and the hell with the cows!

-- Mark Hillyard (, April 23, 1999.

what perplexes me is the folks that are so hypocritical that they read my posts, then inevitably squalk that they want more censorship.

spot the brain cells. in all respects.

-- Andy (, April 23, 1999.

I read once that "perplexity is the essence of confusion!"

-- Mark Hillyard (, April 23, 1999.

ANdy----Please don't get me confused with your issues of censorship. You have the right to post as much as you want. I am very interesred in Kosovo and I see a direct relationship to Y2K. My post was to Mr Greenspun asking for something that I believed more visitors on this forum would also want. As for as your posts are concerned Andy enough is enough. Every other post just doesn't need to be from you, especally when it is old material. Someone needed to stand up and say something of your attempted domination of this forum. This had nothing to do about censorship.

-- thinkIcan (, April 23, 1999.

Dominate the censor!

-- Mark Hillyard (, April 23, 1999.

Andy, speaking for myself, it's not that I read your posts in their entirety. I usually have to read only the first line or two to know it's not something I want to wade through. However, that does take time with my old computer, multiplied by the number of times you post with ambiguous titles. Is it really such an onerous task for you to add one or two key words in the heading pertinent to the flavor of the subject matter?

-- Old Git (, April 24, 1999.

If ANDY doesn't start using keywords in his titles, let's all boycott his posts!

-- Whom 2Avoid (org@nize.boycott), April 24, 1999.

what a useless thread,regular posters seem to come here to idly shoot the shit.OLD GIT puts out a lot of actual useful info but most just seem to want to rant along with like minded get-its,what's the problem?we only have freedom of speech when the people whose opinions you despise are free to sound off and irritate everyone.the alternative is not pleasant....

"Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Ben Franklin)

-- zoobie (, April 24, 1999.

Zoobie---Who was talking about loss of freedom of speech. All I did was request if Mr Greenspun could put the posters name at the top of the post so we could decide if we wanted to read what that poster had to say. Nothing about loss of the freedom of speech.

-- thinkIcan (, April 24, 1999.

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