This Forum Doesn't Suffer Fools Gladly

Wow this thread has come a long way from your original choice of (a) crucify newbies or (b) really crucify newbies.

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The Wyze sensor near my quick alerted me to a near hit. Sheath that rapier and give us a kiss. :slight_smile:


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I’m gonna think about your responses for a while. And the post in total. Thanks for smacking it around, brother. :slight_smile:

Welcome @chickboom386 ! Your post is so perfect for this topic!
This is my absolute favorite response in this whole thread!

  • First everyone note that we are encouraged to welcome the first-time poster.
  • They didn’t post to vent, problem solve, etc.
  • They didn’t provide any important information (none was needed).
  • They totally participated in the thread on the same level as the rest of us (mostly just socializing in the watercooler here).
  • Tech Aptitude was irrelevant
  • I don’t think we need details to begin
  • And despite all of the above, I’m more than happy to reinforce this behavior of just being part of the community like the rest of us have been doing here. :slight_smile:

Such an utterly perfect example that doesn’t fall into any of the previously discussed categories. :slight_smile:
I guess for myself, the forum/community meets different needs for different people and I can accept and welcome them regardless. Even if they’re just currently frustrated or having a bad day or something. I can understand that.

Anyway, if we do ever feel we’d rather avoid certain individuals who are venting or not wanting help, etc…we can always personally mute/block users to filter them out of our results. I have done this in the past. That would be my general suggestion…welcome and help everyone. If there is someone that rubs you the wrong way for any reason, just mute/block that individual and you’ll have fewer of those types of things to read and more from the people you like to help and welcome.

Don’t get me wrong, I do understand what you mean peep (well, at least I think I do…sometimes with you I never can be ABSOLUTELY sure I understand…because you do surprise me a lot). You will often notice that when a thread turns into excessive negativity and is not constructive, a lot of the regulars just start ignoring the entire thread (including myself) because nothing positive comes from interacting with excessive negativity or giving more fuel for someone to latch onto, etc. Excessive negativity just drives away the people who are most knowledgeable and helpful and willing to help…it’s just a natural consequence of how social groups and norms work.

When I worked Customer Service in College 2 decades ago, it was common practice for my coworkers to use every bit of discretion possible to help people who were being courteous to us personally, even if frustrated and upset at a situation, but if they were swearing and abusive and trying to make it personal, things rarely turned out to their benefit because nobody wanted to reinforce abusive behavior. Firm courtesy always works better for customer service than angry abuse…but the same principle applies in general…on average, users will self-select the type of responses (and responders) they get based on how they choose to post in the first place. It’s just natural sociological norms.

Anyway chickboom386, welcome again and don’t hesitate to do your own commenting in any threads. :slight_smile:


Couldn’t have said it better myself. :slight_smile:


When someone is formally ‘ignoring’ you through the forum software, there is no way to know for sure that that is so. They may be seeing your replies to them and simply be choosing not to respond.

A tip off can be, in a topic, when a member’s response directly or closely following yours is providing info to the thread that is virtually identical to yours. Not a certainty but a strong suggestion.

Other than that, just be a nice person and people won’t ignore you. :slight_smile:

You know, folks, apropos of nothing, I’ve often thought that a tipoff that you might be ignored is if another poster’s response directly or closely follows yours and provides information virtually identical to your own.

Just a thought.


Oh, you think you’re so smart, stop harassing me or I’ll flag you!

apropos…, apropos? Isn’t he the god of beer and snacks?



That single word reply is like a knuckleball, Sam, smack it right back at the mound. So smart he thinks he is… !

I am just an apropos boy
Though my story’s seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles
Such are promises
All lies and jest
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest



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One of my other hobbies is listening to my Uniden SDS200 scanner.
The most popular forum for scanners is

There are over 1.7 million users there. I would say a million are active.

Some of them are primadonna turds that have been in the hobby for years. They ridicule people for their lack of knowledge rather than help.
A lot of users are glad to share what they have learned, but I have to think if I really want to ask a question there.
Fortunately the Wyze forums don’t have this type of user. All we have to put up with is @peepeep ’s psychedelic diatribes. :grin:


Quiet or I’ll start doing bad rap. :slight_smile:

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There’s a difference?


Nothing appreciable, I guess. It all travels down the same chute. :slight_smile:

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I enjoy radioreference! My states forum section had a pretty good user base that helped each other out and furthered the hobby, but i did see what you described in the larger general sections. Wish i still knew the PW for my account i created there in 2003 :slight_smile:

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@TomG @Omgitstony

What’s an example of esoteric knowledge the :poop: :poop:would cluster around in contempt of the earnest seekers? :grin:

I think I experienced it here only mildly in the first year or so (~2019) from a few folks. I was lobbying for more graphical representation of the cams’ operational structure and backend systems. Roughly, the response was ‘We don’t need no stinkin’ graphics. We can read.’ :slight_smile: