So, how long and how much should we force feed the ducks before their livers are ready to harvest?
Corrie Snell wrote:
The other day, after reading through the thread in question, I was moderately incensed (is that a thing?). First off, the common practice on this site of welcoming the OP after his very first post to Permies, hadn't happened. Then, as is being discussed, I felt as if he'd been smothered by the "should-ers." It brought to mind the cartoon Paul posted at the top of the second page on the "permies publishing standards" thread (sorry, don't know how to link directly to a specific post), but instead of turning a boring gray color and melting into the group, the OP seems to have just dropped out of the conversation (at least that's my hope). I felt determined to rectify the situation, as I saw it, by writing a good post with information useful to the OP. I wrote my post, received an apple AND pie from Jocelyn Campbell, "Master Steward," for said post, but then later had my post put on probation by some other moderator. Huh?
Burra, the problem with your answer of 'never' is that 'never' force-feeding wouldn't produce foie gras.
Burra, are you saying that my edits to remove discussion of moderation and replace it with links to the "should-ing" and "publication standards" threads are the reason? Or, were you referring to the original version?