> >>> Let's be honest here, the 800lb elephant probem in attracting new
> >>> membership to our group is that we act like***s towards new
> >>> posters here. Maybe if we'd act halfway civil towards new people
> >>> instead of trying to be uber-snarky and uber-cool, we might not
> >>> have a membership problem here. Just something to think about.
> >> No, Einstein, it's not the problem. The problem is that ***s
> >> like you make idiotic off topic posts and then crosspost them to
> >> other groups in the belief that readers of those groups will then be
> >> magically attracted to your phony sports NG. And if those readers
> >> object to having their newsgroups disrespected with crossposts and
> >> troll messages, the collective ***s who cluster here attack
> >> those readers for trying to protect their groups from you ***ing
> >> trolls.
> >> That's why people hate your pathetic excuse for a sports newsgroup
> >> and consider you a low level troll.
> >> Maybe if you were to grow up and use Usenet as it is intended and
> >> show a little respect for its long standing conventions, instead of
> >> handing out excuses for why you think you are exempt from them, you
> >> might get some respect. If you can't do that, then your group will
> >> just continue being a magnet for trolls with no redeeming qualities.
> >> Try real hard to get a ***ing clue, troll.
> > Now say something nice.
> The nicest thing I can think of for you is to point out that you're clearly
> too stupid and phony to give a shit about the point I was trying to make in
> response to yours. I doubt you even read it. But then it may have exceeded
> your reading and comprehension skills. And it's clear that your real
> motivation is to expand the off topic bullshit and crossposts that
> constantly dribble out of this group like a full diaper.
> Moral: Never offer advice to a troll.