Can someone enlighten me the point of these posts
(autos/chrysler-faq/general/part2) from Dr David Zatz?
Does anyone use the info?
Even when this forum was more lively nobody seemed to respond or comment.
The server that posts those FAQ's has a life of it's own, and is itself
half-broken from what I can tell. It's being served by a machine at
mit.edu (specifically - penguin-lust.mit.edu).
Zatz himself is not posting them (but at some point in the distant past
he must have arranged to have that server post them).
Posting these FAQ's is a relic of an ancient time on usenet, when new
readers to a newsgroup were supposed to read recent postings (and the
charter or FAQ) before they post their first question. By posting these
FAQ's or charters on a regular basis, it would insure that new readers
wouldn't have much of a problem encountering them or having to look back
through many old posts to find it.
Zatz created these "FAQ's" and arranged to have them posted here
automatically by the MIT server as a way to drive traffic to his website
He's never participated in this newsgroup as far as I can tell.
Don't you find it curious that someone would craft a 6-part FAQ, arrange
to have an MIT FAQ-server post them periodically, and yet he never has
had one iota of interest to take part in any conversations here?
I've posted my own "Dr. David Zatz FAQ" occasionally when his Chrysler
FAQ's have been posted here, and I simultaneously e-mail them to about
half-dozen allpar.com e-mail addresses. I did the same with the post I
wrote (above). He never answers or acknowleges those e-mails by coming
here to post a response.
MoPar Man writes:
He was active a long, long time ago: I can find some posts in 1997, for
instance. I'll agree that it would be nice for him to turn off his FAQ
auto-post (especially since it hasn't been updated in years), or at
least respond to people who want to know what's up. The difference is
that you're ascribing a particular motive to him, and I'm not.