The sprit of this newsgroup!

Max maxx at
Fri Feb 21 21:00:48 CET 2003

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 20:06:54 -0500, Peter Hansen <peter at> wrote:

>Cy Edmunds wrote:
>> [snip]
>> I would agree with that. Of all the newsgroups I lurk in this one is the
>> most
>> consistently pleasant and helpful. Certainly I know of nothing like it among
>> comp.lang.* newsgroups, which seem to attract a lot of smart people with
>> serious personality disorders. :P
>Ah, you mean "programmers".  ;-)

Or "gurus", "senior (anything)", "certified (anything)" - most often those who
feel the need to plaster their "title" on every post.

...and Perl programmers (sorry, could not resist).

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