synchronize a block

Peter Hansen peter at
Mon Sep 27 18:02:16 CEST 2004

Steve Holden wrote:
> "In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess" :-)
> One of the best features of is how questions phrased in the most 
> ambiguous terms are often slowly elaborated into meaningful enquiries.

Sometimes, and more so lately, *painfully* slowly.  I'm somewhat
saddened by the waste involved in some of those threads where the
OP posts a vague question, we all spend days replying with various
guesses at what was really intended, and then finally the OP
posts again (and sometimes they don't even do us that courtesy!)
and says merely "oh, it wasn't that complicated, I just meant X"
and it turns out to have been a FAQ item anyway. :-(

But then, Steve, you're an optimist and I'm not.  ;-)


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