https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1831377 is a recent thread on this pambase change causing problems. Apparently, I hijacked it so it's now closed. But I'm pleased I did because others that arrive there from Google, like I did, will now have the trail I laid to follow.
Please lose that mentality.
It's not a mentality, but my subjective opinion borne from experience, and one backed up by an email thanking me from someone that Google later led there.
Just because $searchengine
Not any search engine, the search engine.
returns a thread that contains one or more of the keywords you entered in the search box, does not mean that you automatically get a free pass to dump your own issue into the thread.
It was a thread on exactly the same topic: pambase's recent ditching of a fallback configuration, presumably knowing it would impact packages and their users. If I turned up there, others would, and did.
In this case you had no interest in helping the OP, you just wanted a platform to share your own grievances relating to the recent pambase change,
I aired no grievance. Read it again. I asked questions to try and get an idea of the impact of the pambase change and to ask if I was interpreting an above poster correctly, giving a pipeline to show how I was grokking it.
and draw attention to an issue with particular importance to yourself. To then try to pass this off as philanthropy is obscene.
I think you're just upset because of the implicit criticism of your decision to close the thread, or you need to better understand the meaning of `obscene'.
Don't be surprised if, the next time you pull this sort of stunt, you find yourself banned from the bbs.
It wasn't a stunt. You seem lacking in some essential qualities of a moderator, like moderation.