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A fix for 'Too many open files' in bittorrent apps
Authored by: osxpounder on Oct 11, '04 04:05:09PM

It might seem like a good idea to start a post with a warning like, "This is horrible advice", but it generates some unintended results.

After all, the original poster was trying to help, and didn't intend to give "horrible advice". Calling their advice horrible not only hurts their feelings, but makes you sound arrogant--neither of which contribute to our goals here: sharing advice, reviewing it, improving it. You could make an enemy without even intending to, or knowing you did.

Instead, consider saying, "Here's an alternative that's better, and here's why: ....." That way, you don't say anything negative about the other person's post, but you do get to say all kinds of positives about your own. The advice is the point, not whether you think it's good, bad or stinky.


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