backchannel: slogging through posting history

[from reddit]

It’s always fun when you see that someone has looked through your post history

Reading post history is time-consuming work. When I do it it’s because the poster did not and likely will not (for whatever reason) provide relevant info.

Example: in the post you are replying to I mentioned a half-dozen unknowns about your use case that could have been clarified with little effort and few words. But you skipped over them. And that’s your choice. But if you don’t care enough to clarify it’s not obvious why people volunteering their time and expertise should care, either.