The title says it all. There are some members who consistently give wrong or bad advice.Of course this is shouted down by the more knowledgeable members and they normally go away. However, I know that new comers do not like this and what ever is said the bad stuff dilutes the perceived quality of the good stuff.But there is one member a the moment with over 900 posts in less than two month and that makes him most prolific. He is persistent in giving bad advice that I think is designed to confuse a beginner. Often there is a miss directed grain of truth in what he says, other times it is totally wrong. I get the impression he like to be controversial and presents himself as being greatly experienced, but he never defends his bad advice.So as a community what should we do, if anything, about him?On one hand is the freedom of speech aspect, on the other he is misleading a lot of beginners and diluting the quality of this excellent forum.What do other think about this?
Let the status depend on like / dislike button so all the members can help rating someone who gives good answers
That would be a new low, even for that Nerd Barbecue (nothing but weenies and flamers). As always, I am proud to say that in thirty plus years of forums and websites, I have only been banned from ONE.. avrfreaks.. for the crime of pushing back on a MODERATOR who responded to my FIRST POST (an introduction, in the forum labelled "off topic") with profanity and nasty remarks about how I ought to "go where all the F*&%&^% idiots go, over at the Arduino site". There is a reason that even Atmel has distanced themselves from that "warm spot" in the gene pool...Actually there has been a real improvement in user friendliness in recent times on the avrfreaks site. They have really started to apply peer pressure to the members that use to like to flame noobs and almost anything Arduino. They have seen the light and have really cleaned up the behaviour on the site as whole, still an occasional flame but the normal users do a pretty good job on pushing back on such behaviour. I still most just 'read the mail there' and don't often post unless I have a 'real intelligent questions' to ask. Is this poster actually giving bad advice intentionally? I would make a point of informing him that it won't be tolerated, and if it continues, take it as an intentional attack and just lock him down for a while.
Just what are the implications of forum karma?
That said some very knowledgeable members can be a bit terse