Re: Spamming Sh!thead problem!
Whew - I blocked the other IP he used for a couple of more days, and his username.
New guys -- we're really a pretty tolerant welcoming bunch. But think of this as a conversation that has been going on for quite a while -- years, for many of us. Would you barge into such a conversation in another setting, without getting to know people first?
We welcome new folks interested in the topics we are interested in. We don't welcome people who just see us as another group of marks for some scheme.
How to tell the difference? If someone new moved into your neighborhood, and you invited them over for a visit, you'd expect them to introduce themselves, seek to learn about you, and slowly get acquainted. If they started with a hard sales pitch (for anything) before you'd gotten acquainted, you'd likely ask them to leave -- and certainly wouldn't ask them back.
Often uninformed, seldom undecided.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain