As you can see, an honest, genuine question from a new(ish?) poster has been manipulated by three longterm members into a highly specialised and exclusive debate of the relative methods of SF and IWW. Now, I'm a SF member and I understand why and how we differ from the IWW, but I really don't think it was either the time or place for that discussion. The poster in question hasn't returned to the thread, and neither has anyone else apart from the three individuals indulging themselves in a highly esoteric cock-waving exercise. It was all very very unsavoury and a classic example of the poverty of Libcom forums. Some of us may well remember that this was an almost constant criticism of Libcom circa 4-5 years ago, and efforts were since made to talk to new posters or folk outside of Libcom's incredibly narrow yuppy clique in a fashion that at least resembled humane, albeit if still not friendly or anything approaching remotely normal. Unfortunately, Jim Clarke has reversed the clock by unleashing yet another round of isolationist ghetto banter.
And to make matters worse, in another spate of stupid behaviour, he started deleting my posts (maybe five so far this afternoon?) and telling me to take my qualms to Feedback (Anarchistblackcat anyone?). I'm doing so to indulge him. However, i think Libcom admins should make an effort to restrain themselves and think about how their weird alienating ramblings come over on the internet, which they amazingly don't seem to realise is like an amphitheatre full of thousands watchign.
I also resent having my reasonable posts deleted just cos the admin in question didn't like being criticised for indulging in scenesterism.