off topic but please forgive me me and answer

Patrick Maupin pmaupin at
Sat Apr 3 02:32:04 CEST 2010

On Apr 2, 6:50 pm, Mensanator <mensana... at> wrote:
> On Apr 2, 2:34 pm, Patrick Maupin <pmau... at> wrote:
> > Methinks the OP is fluent in the way of choosing newsgroups.
> > According to google, he has posted 6855 messages in 213 groups.
> Does that really mean anything? Hell, I have 12765 messages
> posted to 332 groups, but I only use 10 regularly.

Well, I have been very wrong in my assumptions before, but yes, I do
assume it means something:

- I assume that the OP knows of the existence of more than one

- I assume the OP knows how to locate different newsgroups, either via
search or some directory like yahoo, and is able to think about which
one he wants to post to and why.

- I assume that he is comfortable with the process of posting.  In
fact, looking at the stats, about half as comfortable as mensanator,
and over 18 times as comfortable as me ;-)

Of course, I could be all wet in my assumptions, and it may just be
that the OP has a cat constantly walking back and forth across his


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