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Posted by Bruce Harvey on August 15, 2008, 6:33 am
 

I would be happy to. I would greatly appreciate it if you could explain to
me (yes I am fairly naive about how Usenet works) how I can find out if the
information relates to alt.solar.photovoltaic until I read it. I have marked
the conversation as ignored. I do not want to add anyone to my kill
file/junk list as everyone should have the opportunity to say something
useful, even if they don't chose to do so. What I would like to do is stop
downloading this conversation. I do not want to filter out any other
information
that may be useful to me. This thread is not useful to me. If you can help
me I would
greatly appreciate it so I don't have to go through dozens of posts per week
to find the few that have new or useful information to offer me.
Thank you
Bruce


Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on August 15, 2008, 6:13 pm
 
On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 06:33:03 GMT, "Bruce Harvey"


If you think that having to go through "dozens" of posts per week is a
burden, then I doubt anyone can help you make Usenet or any online
forum more useful. It's just the nature of the beast that there's a
huge amount of jawboning to go through. The best you can do is learn
to sort the wheat from the chaff quickly. Here's how I handle it -
scan threads looking for topics I'm interested in, and posters I know
to be knowledgeable. Scan discussions to see if there's any useful
information. Skip threads that are going back and forth without saying
anything new, but check in occasionally to see if that's changed. If I
discover that a thread I've been skipping has something useful after
all, I go back and review the missed posts. Even in the threads that
you'd count as nothing more than flamefests, there's frequently good
information. For example, given that you have this thread on ignore,
you missed seeing the difference between properly applying Peukert's
equation, and how a quack does it. Which means that you could
potentially be reading the quack's advice in a different thread and
believe it credible. You might also try a different newsreader. Many
recommend Forte Agent.

Wayne

Posted by Bruce Harvey on August 17, 2008, 1:16 am
 
Thank you Wayne. Taken on board and acted upon.

Bruce


Posted by Solar Flare on August 19, 2008, 12:54 pm
 Take Wayne's example of fine filtering in action

ROFLMFAO



Posted by bealiba on August 17, 2008, 2:23 am
 On Aug 16, 4:13 am, wmbjkREM...@citlink.net wrote:

Of course you could save yourself a lot of bull shit information by
ignoring wayne altogether.

Men are always prepared to believe lies, so long as they reinforce
their own prejudices. All you need do is lie in they way they wish to
hear.

Correctly applied Peukerts formula straight from the spreadsheet, lied
about by wayne.

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