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  1. #1
    Steve B Guest

    Default How do you do it?

    I mean, keep up with this newsgroup, and have any sort of meaningful life?

    I can't do it. My time required of other things is just too much. When I
    open up this newsgroup, and see 16,000 posts, 14,999 by the usual suspects,
    I just wonder what you people must do all day. Well, I don't wonder,
    because I can see what it is you do all day.

    Follow endless threads to their extinction. Argue about the price of green
    beans in Minnesota vs. Kansas.

    Gossip (a big chunk)

    Bitch. (another big chunk)

    I'm sorry. I just have to pass. I've got too much other life going on.

    Good luck, and my condolences.

    Steve

    visit my blog at http://cabgbypasssurgery.com



  2. #2
    Peterl. Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    "Steve B" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > I mean, keep up with this newsgroup, and have any sort of meaningful
    > life?



    You have to *prioritize*.

    I skim, look at threads that have an answer for me (highlighted with
    yellow and red, thanks to Xnews), and then just skim everything else. If
    something catches my eye, and fancy, I'll post to that thread. Otherwise,
    it all gets dumped.


    >
    > I can't do it.




    Obviously, you never learnt time management. Too bad.


    > My time required of other things is just too much. When
    > I open up this newsgroup, and see 16,000 posts, 14,999




    I open it up (usually) daily, sometimes every couple of days, and there
    are only *100's*, not tens of thousands.

    You're doing something wrong, or you're full of ****.



    > Follow endless threads to their extinction. Argue about the price of
    > green beans in Minnesota vs. Kansas.




    Well, you were obviously interested enough to read it.


    >
    > Gossip (a big chunk)
    >
    > Bitch. (another big chunk)



    Like this post?


    >
    > I'm sorry. I just have to pass. I've got too much other life going on.
    >



    Too bad, soo sad. There's the door....... don't let it hit you in the ass
    on the way out.


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    Fact of Life:

    After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says... W T F ?

  3. #3
    Je▀us Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    On Sun, 8 Aug 2010 18:31:34 -0700, "Steve B"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I mean, keep up with this newsgroup, and have any sort of meaningful life?


    Easy - I don't attempt to keep up with all group activity...

    As you say - is it even possible to keep up and have a meaningful
    life? I have less time now for Usenet than I've ever had before, so I
    skip a lot of threads... a LOT. If they don't sound interesting to me,
    I skip 'em.



  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    On Sun, 8 Aug 2010 18:31:34 -0700, Steve B wrote:

    > I mean, keep up with this newsgroup, and have any sort of meaningful life?


    You could stop by trolling and spamming, you piece of ****.
    (bye Kajkit!)

    > When I open up this newsgroup, and see 16,000 posts,
    > 14,999 by the usual suspects,


    And when you sensationalize and exaggerate the facts, you can
    pretty much write off any chance of people taking you seriously (I
    know I stopp3ed several months ago - the others are a little
    slow).

    > visit my blog at http://cabgbypasanddie.com


    So you're finally done spamming the group, and are now going to
    move. Good. We won't see you here again.

    -sw

  5. #5
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    On Mon, 09 Aug 2010 12:26:43 +1000, Je▀us wrote:

    > As you say - is it even possible to keep up and have a meaningful
    > life? I have less time now for Usenet than I've ever had before, so I
    > skip a lot of threads... a LOT. If they don't sound interesting to me,
    > I skip 'em.


    I do believe there are people here who read every thread and post,
    but I skip over 80% of them according to the last 200 threads not
    started by Googlers (or Foodbanterers).

    I can't imagine reading all the posts. Or even half of them.

    -sw

  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    On Sun, 8 Aug 2010 18:31:34 -0700, "Steve B"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I mean, keep up with this newsgroup, and have any sort of meaningful life?
    >
    > I can't do it. My time required of other things is just too much. When I
    > open up this newsgroup, and see 16,000 posts, 14,999 by the usual suspects,
    > I just wonder what you people must do all day. Well, I don't wonder,
    > because I can see what it is you do all day.
    >
    > Follow endless threads to their extinction. Argue about the price of green
    > beans in Minnesota vs. Kansas.
    >
    > Gossip (a big chunk)
    >
    > Bitch. (another big chunk)
    >
    > I'm sorry. I just have to pass. I've got too much other life going on.
    >
    > Good luck, and my condolences.
    >

    <shrug> That's why I think it's silly to download more than the last
    24 hours worth of posts when you haven't read RFC for a while.
    There's no point in replying to anything older in a news group this
    active. However, if you'd read everything posted in the last few
    days, you'd have seen that there are some people here who vehemently
    disagree with my POV.

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  7. #7
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Steve B" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I mean, keep up with this newsgroup, and have any sort of meaningful life?
    >
    > I can't do it.


    I retired about five years ago. My children are grown, and we have no
    grandchildren. I add to my killfile, and skip posts and entire threads
    sometimes. I still can't always keep up. When I come back from a trip,
    I look at a few threads that I was participating in, and then just mark
    everything as read and start over.

    I participate in a few other newsgroups, but they have nothing like the
    activity of this group.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  8. #8
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    "Steve B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I mean, keep up with this newsgroup, and have any sort of meaningful life?
    >
    > I'm sorry. I just have to pass. I've got too much other life going on.
    >
    > Good luck, and my condolences.
    >
    > Steve
    >


    Don't let the screen door hit ya on the way out

    Jill


  9. #9
    Sqwerpz Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    On Sun, 08 Aug 2010 19:35:54 -0700, sf wrote:

    > <shrug> That's why I think it's silly to download more than the last
    > 24 hours worth of posts when you haven't read RFC for a while.
    > There's no point in replying to anything older in a news group this
    > active.


    That's because you rarely post about food. So yes, of course
    heated discussions are useless about 5 hours after initiation, but
    actual FOOD posts are timeless.

    You should try it some time.

    -sw

  10. #10
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    On Sun, 8 Aug 2010 23:04:48 -0400, jmcquown wrote:

    > "Steve B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    >> Good luck, and my condolences.
    >>

    >
    > Don't let the screen door hit ya on the way out


    Screen door? He has one of those flapping rubber doors with the
    weak magnetic rim to keep blowing leaves out of the kitchen.

    -sw

  11. #11
    Charlotte L. Blackmer Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Steve B" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I mean, keep up with this newsgroup, and have any sort of meaningful life?
    >>
    >> I can't do it.

    >
    >I retired about five years ago. My children are grown, and we have no
    >grandchildren. I add to my killfile, and skip posts and entire threads
    >sometimes. I still can't always keep up. When I come back from a trip,
    >I look at a few threads that I was participating in, and then just mark
    >everything as read and start over.
    >
    >I participate in a few other newsgroups, but they have nothing like the
    >activity of this group.


    Even back in the Old Days when people Mostly Talked About Food, I only
    read about a third of the threads. I killfiled some people for being
    drama queens and some xposts, but then I sorted by subject line and zapped
    the ones not interesting to me. Bread machine? People bitching at
    Sheldon again? Buh-bye.

    I wish people would change the subject line when the thread shifts wildly.

    Sticking as much as possible to "talking about food" and "avoiding drama"
    does help with the time management.

    If I've been away for a while, I might do a "mark all as read".

    Charlotte

    --

  12. #12
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    On Aug 8, 6:31*pm, "Steve B" <pittmanpir...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > I mean, keep up with this newsgroup, and have any sort of meaningful life?
    >
    > I can't do it. *My time required of other things is just too much. *When I
    > open up this newsgroup, and see 16,000 posts, 14,999 by the usual suspects,
    > I just wonder what you people must do all day. *Well, I don't wonder,
    > because I can see what it is you do all day.
    >
    > Follow endless threads to their extinction. *Argue about the price of green
    > beans in Minnesota vs. Kansas.
    >
    > Gossip (a big chunk)
    >
    > Bitch. *(another big chunk)
    >
    > I'm sorry. *I just have to pass. *I've got too much other life going on.


    Maybe if you could resist the urge to read every thread, your life
    would be freed-up. What was the point of adding your two cents' worth
    to a thread started by fake Peter Lucas re the sexual desirability of
    an AIDS patient? Learn to pick and choose. If you click on something
    distasteful, "Mark thread read" and move on.

  13. #13
    Steve B Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?


    "Sqwerpz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:11nmj9ahxmgky$.[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 08 Aug 2010 19:35:54 -0700, sf wrote:
    >
    >> <shrug> That's why I think it's silly to download more than the last
    >> 24 hours worth of posts when you haven't read RFC for a while.
    >> There's no point in replying to anything older in a news group this
    >> active.

    >
    > That's because you rarely post about food. So yes, of course
    > heated discussions are useless about 5 hours after initiation, but
    > actual FOOD posts are timeless.
    >
    > You should try it some time.
    >
    > -sw


    Morphed again, did you, little puke. You wear out one name, then change it
    like I change socks. Well, no, I change socks daily or more often.

    Steve

    visit my blog at http://cabgbypasssurgery.com



  14. #14
    Steve B Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?


    "spamtrap1888" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Aug 8, 6:31 pm, "Steve B" <pittmanpir...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > I mean, keep up with this newsgroup, and have any sort of meaningful life?
    >
    > I can't do it. My time required of other things is just too much. When I
    > open up this newsgroup, and see 16,000 posts, 14,999 by the usual
    > suspects,
    > I just wonder what you people must do all day. Well, I don't wonder,
    > because I can see what it is you do all day.
    >
    > Follow endless threads to their extinction. Argue about the price of green
    > beans in Minnesota vs. Kansas.
    >
    > Gossip (a big chunk)
    >
    > Bitch. (another big chunk)
    >
    > I'm sorry. I just have to pass. I've got too much other life going on.


    Maybe if you could resist the urge to read every thread, your life
    would be freed-up. What was the point of adding your two cents' worth
    to a thread started by fake Peter Lucas re the sexual desirability of
    an AIDS patient? Learn to pick and choose. If you click on something
    distasteful, "Mark thread read" and move on.

    reply: Will you be my poster boy on this thread? I made no such comment.

    I rest my case, your honor.

    Steve

    visit my blog at http://cabgbypasssurgery.com



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    Swwektz Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    On Sun, 8 Aug 2010 21:39:52 -0700, Steve B wrote:

    > "Sqwerpz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:11nmj9ahxmgky$.[email protected]..
    >> On Sun, 08 Aug 2010 19:35:54 -0700, sf wrote:
    >>
    >>> <shrug> That's why I think it's silly to download more than the last
    >>> 24 hours worth of posts when you haven't read RFC for a while.
    >>> There's no point in replying to anything older in a news group this
    >>> active.

    >>
    >> That's because you rarely post about food. So yes, of course
    >> heated discussions are useless about 5 hours after initiation, but
    >> actual FOOD posts are timeless.
    >>
    >> You should try it some time.

    >
    > Morphed again, did you, little puke. You wear out one name, then change it
    > like I change socks. Well, no, I change socks daily or more often.


    Here you are nit-picking about a post not even referring to you,
    in an OPT thread started by you, complaining about not having
    enough time to read food related posts.

    I thought you got the hell out of here? Just go, little man. You
    pretty much already nailed your own coffin shut with this thread.

    -sw

  16. #16
    Swerts Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    On Sun, 8 Aug 2010 21:41:29 -0700, Steve B wrote:

    > I rest my case, your honor.


    And now he comes back to yell at everybody he didn't like before
    he said goodbye to all of us for wasting his time.

    Classic Kook.

    Next he's going to threaten to post naked pictures of our children
    to porn sites.

    -sw

  17. #17
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    Swwektz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > -sw



    No matter how many ways you immaturely choose to nick yourself you'll
    always be "little Stevie Warts" at rfc.

    Andy

  18. #18
    ViLco Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    Il 09/08/2010 03:31, Steve B ha scritto:

    > Follow endless threads to their extinction. Argue about the price of green
    > beans in Minnesota vs. Kansas.
    >
    > Gossip (a big chunk)
    >
    > Bitch. (another big chunk)


    And your post fits perfectly in that cathegory, ROTFL
    --
    Vilco
    and the Family Stone

  19. #19
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    Steve wrote to sf:

    >> <shrug> That's why I think it's silly to download more than the last
    >> 24 hours worth of posts when you haven't read RFC for a while.
    >> There's no point in replying to anything older in a news group this
    >> active.

    >
    > That's because you rarely post about food. So yes, of course
    > heated discussions are useless about 5 hours after initiation, but
    > actual FOOD posts are timeless.
    >
    > You should try it some time.


    What are you talking about? She has lively discussions going about her
    mushroom ravioli and her new pasta maker. Granted, she's involved in some OT
    discussions as well, but then again so are you and I.

    Bob




  20. #20
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: How do you do it?

    Jill wrote to Steve B.:

    >> I'm sorry. I just have to pass. I've got too much other life going on.
    >>
    >> Good luck, and my condolences.
    >>
    >> Steve
    >>

    >
    > Don't let the screen door hit ya on the way out


    I guess he wasn't getting as many hits on his web site as he'd hoped. It had
    to be disheartening for him to hear that Chester was getting so much more
    traffic, when Chester's site is so ****ty.

    Bob




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