New to Python: Features

Richard Blackwood richardblackwood at
Wed Oct 6 22:44:54 CEST 2004

Anna Martelli Ravenscroft wrote:

> Richard Blackwood wrote:
>> Grant Edwards wrote:
>>> On 2004-10-05, Richard Blackwood <richardblackwood at> 
>>> wrote:
>>>> When I said "harsh", I meant being accused of trolling,
>>>> attempting to annoy, stir trouble, etc.  None which was my
>>>> intent nor did I think that my post would be interpreted as
>>>> such (otherwise I wouldn't have posted it).
>>> If you honestly didn't think you were being rude and weren't
>>> going to annoy anybody, you really, really do need to read how
>>> to ask questions the smart way.  c.l.p is a very kind place,
>>> but should somebody as naive as you wander into the rest of
>>> Usenet... well, I just don't like to think of what might
>>> happen.
>> Apparently it is not a matter of "smartly" but don't ask at all.
>> I get the point, grief.
> Honey, you ain't seen grief! If you'd posted any *one* question like 
> that on, you'd have been drawn, quartered, tarred 
> and feathered, hung out to dry, and THEN they would start getting mean!
> Seriously - the feedback you're getting from several posters is that 
> you're welcome to ask questions, but you need to show that you've done 
> some work first of your own - you need to show that you've put some 
> thought and research into it before posting a question. Some are just 
> laughing or teasing but several honestly trying to help you 
> understand. Please, don't back off and avoid asking - just learn from 
> the responses *how* to ask and *when* to ask (i.e, after you've done 
> some research, reading to learn what you can on your own, and mebbe 
> even tried something out and then come back and have us help you fix 
> it so it works).
> Anna

WOW!  Your late on the boat.  That is an old post and all is well at 
this juncture.  Thanks anyway Anna.

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