The Importance of Terminology's Quality

Arne Vajhøj arne at
Mon Jun 2 01:04:35 CEST 2008

szr wrote:
> Arne Vajhøj wrote:
>> szr wrote:
>>> Peter Duniho wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 30 May 2008 22:40:03 -0700, szr <szrRE at szromanMO.comVE>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Arne Vajhøj wrote:
>>>>>> Stephan Bour wrote:
>>>>>>> Lew wrote:
>>>>>>> } John Thingstad wrote:
>>>>>>> } > Perl is solidly based in the UNIX world on awk, sed, } > bash
>>>>>>> and C. I don't like the style, but many do.
>>>>>>> }
>>>>>>> } Please exclude the Java newsgroups from this discussion.
>>>>>>> Did it ever occur to you that you don't speak for entire news
>>>>>>> groups?
>>>>>> Did it occur to you that there are nothing about Java in the
>>>>>> above ?
>>>>> Looking at the original post, it doesn't appear to be about any
>>>>> specific language.
>>>> Indeed.  That suggests it's probably off-topic in most, if not all,
>>>> of the newsgroups to which it was posted, inasmuch as they exist for
>>>> topics specific to a given programming language.
>>> Perhaps - comp.programming might of been a better place, but not all
>>> people who follow groups for specific languages follow a general
>>> group like that - but let me ask you something. What is it you
>>> really have against discussing topics with people of neighboring
>>> groups? Keep in mind you don't have to read anything you do not want
>>> to read. [1]
>> I very much doubt that the original thread is relevant for the Java
>> group.
>> But the subthread Lew commente don was about Perl and Unix. That is
>> clearly off topic.
> I agree with and understand what you are saying in general, but still, 
> isn't it possible that were are people in the java group (and others) 
> who might of been following the thread, only to discover (probably not 
> right away) that someone decided to remove the group they were reading 
> the thread from? I know I would not like that, even if it wasn't on 
> topic at the branch.
> Personally, I find it very annoying to have to switch news groups in 
> order to resume a thread and weed my way down the thread to where it 
> left off before it was cut off from the previous group.

I am relative tolerant towards threads that are a bit off topic, if
the S/N ratio overall is good.

But I accept and respect that other people has a more strict
attitude against off topic posts.

And I am very little tolerant towards people that think they
can attack those that want only on topic posts.

One thing is to ask for a bit of slack regarding the rules
something else is attacking those that want the rules


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