SimonR wrote: People like you come in all guns blazing to show how clever you are and make them look stupid.
People like you are why this forum is dead - nobody is prepared to stick their head up above the parapet in case you start sniping at them.
There is a small cartel of members who know how to do it - and there seems little space for anyone with a different view.
So, you can keep your patronising, narrow mindedness - I'm off.
This is a trifle unfair, particularly as I did not even see or respond to your original post. You seem to have formed an entirely erroneous view of my motives etc, based on just a brief, informal, response to your own somewhat adversarial and critical post aimed at me and all other members here.
If someone sets out to insult, or be overly critical, of a whole group of people, most of whom are entirely innocent of the accusation made (as I was), is it surprising that one or two of us might take offence at being included in your tirade?
Had your criticism been levelled specifically at the small number of people who managed to offend you, then that might have been a little more acceptable. From my perspective, this thread popped up on my screen with you accusing me of things that I knew nothing about.
Like all internet fora, this one is made up of individuals, many of whom may not know each other or have any other form of professional or social relationship. It is unreasonable to assume that everyone here (except you) is somehow acting in concert to be unhelpful to you.
Whether or not a subject attracts interest is affected by several variables, including the number of forum members, the time of day, or day of the week, when the topic is first posted, the level of interest in a particular subject amongst the forum members and perhaps a few other factors, such as the "tone" or apparent "personality" of the originating poster.