Boo who? (was Re: newbie question)
steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Dec 20 13:54:01 CET 2004
Luis M. Gonzalez wrote:
> Peter Hansen wrote:
>>And given that Boo is *not* virtually identical to Python*,
>>pointing it out to a self-proclaimed newbie with a question
>>about enums seems like nothing more than an ill-chosen
>>moment to do a little proselytizing. Why not just start
>>a thread about Boo and point it out to those of us who
>>have never heard of it? That wouldn't raise any hackles...
> By the way, are you a moderator of this mailing list?
> I'm asking you because I use to read your daily posts giving guidlines
> on how to post, what to say or what not to say, and I wonder if this is
> your role in this group. Is it?
Yes. And I'm the guy who answers questions about him :-)
Seriously, the role Peter played in this thread is undertaken by many
members of the group. They are usually the ones who've been around
c.l.py for a long-ish time, and know "the rules" (which, since we don't
have a FAQ, are entirely unwritten).
By and large we like to run a civil list, and politely pointing out what
appear to be transgressions is the best way to keep things that way. You
probably realize that c.l.py isn't a moderated newsgroup.
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