Simon Coulter wrote:
I didn't know you could disable *STATUS messages in the profile. What would the parameter be to do that?

Now that's another example of what I consider a stupid question (and NO, it's not unprofessional to say so).
If you've only been wrong twice on the lists in your entire life, Simon, then consider this the third, because it is indeed unprofessional -- hugely so -- to call a question "stupid". The question itself obviously cannot be stupid, so you are instead saying the questioner is stupid, and that's about as unprofessional as you can get.

The question might be unnecessary and the answer might be available; at that point you can simply answer RTFM or some other equally flip anti-social catch phrase; that's at least on the very fringes of acceptable behavior. But to say a question is stupid is beyond even the most basic tenets of professionalism.

Although your knowledge of the system is obvious, your condescension is unparalleled in the list and I consider it to outweigh the value of your posts. Here's why: If your attitude causes even one newbie to not ask a question because they don't want to be the brunt of your verbal tantrums, that negates all the positive your answers bring to the list.

But that's my opinion. And as I am loathe to get involved with opinion threads, I'll drop it here. Take it or leave it.

Joe

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