Originally Posted by WebsterXC
Oh boy, we've got our first hater!
First of all, we've already touched on the punctuation issue, in fact I was the one to bring it up. We've made it clear this guide is far from done.
Radiators don't need to be blasted every six months, you're doing it wrong or have a dusty house. Your compression fittings arguement is pretty pointless. Barbs and compressions are based on preference. Both are equally safe as long as you're doing it correctly.
And your last sentence: your aggressiveness isn't welcome here. Republic is making an honest attempt to make a decent guide and he's asked us all for help. Try reading the comments before going straight to necropost. If you want to "do work" on this thread, maybe a well constructed, positively critical comment would get you farther.
There is no such thing as positive or negative criticism. Both are the same thing, the only difference is the perception of the beholder. If you feel my post is too "aggressive" because it states facts about this "guide" which are in need of improvement, then perhaps you shouldn't be posting things you think I should fix about my suggestions.
I'm not ridiculing anything. Rather, I am pointing out issues both in syntax and in content. This is a guide for beginners
. as such, it needs to be firstly factual, and secondly err on the side of caution rather than convenience.
Repeatedly misspelling words, using them out of context, and playing havoc with punctuation and spacing is factually
Claiming that compressions are safer or easier is subjective and technically incorrect. Claiming that frequent cleaning is unnecessary is factually dependant on the users setup and environment. Both
fail to err on the side of caution.
For instance, unless you are going to assume that every new liquid cooler lives in a clean dry house, doesn't smoke, doesn't have pets, and doesn't have dander related skin conditions, telling users not to clean their radiator out more than once every 6 months will inevitably result in someone coming back here in a 3 months wondering why this
isn't working right. It's all well and good that experienced users here understand simple things like dust filters, fin density, etc, but first time
users (as in "beginners"
, as this guide's title implies it is designed for) do not. necessarily.
I understand that some people automatically believe anything that is not praising is negative in nature. I am truly sorry for these people, but they probably shouldn't be on the internet.