While we’re asking questions, one might also ask “Why would one make a post on the SDMB in morse code?”
First of all, as you can see, it’s a profound abuse of bandwith. You’re using three to four times the post size you’d normally need to post. I don’t feel that the transient thrill of decoding morse code is worth allowing post after post of dots and dashes.
Second, we’ve closed threads with frustratingly arcane OPs before. Euty was kind. I probably would have closed it without even attempting to decode it. There is a point where “pointless” becomes “annoyingly insular”.
Third, people constantly try to slip posts in that we don’t allow into this MB. Some people try to spam us by posting things that on a first glance seem legitimate (Immortality by way of bracelets, anyone?). So you’ll pardon us if we get defensive when we see a post written in code.
Maybe I’m just speaking as someone who doesn’t post to the SDMB (or log on the internet at all) to bask in a “community”, but I really don’t see how closing that thread is a big deal. Besides, Bawdy seems to have accepted Euty’s decision.
I would ask that out of respect for the moderators that you not make further posts in morse code. I don’t wanna get an email from a member complaining how she got called a "-.-. …- -. - " because I wasn’t wasting my time decoding every damn post.
Your cooperation is appreciated.
[Edited by Alphagene on 02-04-2001 at 03:52 PM]