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Old 04-12-2019, 06:07:51 PM
Pete Spaco Pete Spaco is offline
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I used to lurk and post on RCM. Made a few great contacts that way.
However, SEVERAL years ago, there started to be so many trolls, many of them political, that I gave up and left.
What a shame.

A couple of days ago I rediscovered the link in my favorites and tried again.
Still no luck. Probably 8 of the newest 10 posts were the same c**p.

Why do they do that?

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I've found that to be the case with several machinist forums myself, Pete. Seems to be a high incidence of anal-retentive jerks & trolls...I hung out on the Home Shop Machinist magazine forum for quite a while, but got disgusted with it being dominated by one guy who apparently had NO life other than jumping in on EVERY thread with his know-it-all attitude.
I think a lot of it has to do with lack of moderators, unlike the Stak, where we have Harry & his able helpers to keep us in line...
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I left home shop machinists for the very same reason when I was asking what I thought were perfectly reasonable questions about making a thread chasing dial and about some very basic machining work on my newly purchased 2nd hand lathe. Once they asked what breed lathe and it was found out to be a Chinese made one well I got a loud mouth idiot go to town on it and me. So I simply left.
Simplest answer as to why they do this is because they sound as if they are suffering from small mans syndrome with a tiny pee pee.
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