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Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Mon Jul 1 14:30:50 CEST 2013

On Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:45:52 +0100, Robert Kern wrote:

> On 2013-06-29 16:52, Joshua Landau wrote:
>> On 29 June 2013 15:30, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at> wrote:
>>> On 29/06/2013 14:44, Dave Angel wrote:
>>>> Since you're using the arrogant and buggy GoogleGroups, this
>>> Please don't make comments like this, you'll upset the Python Mailing
>>> List Police.
>> *doesn't understand*
> Mark frequently makes similar comments (in content and tone) to people
> who come here using Google Groups. Presumably, he has received criticism
> for this (mostly on tone grounds, I imagine), either on or off list.

That would be me, and it wasn't about Google Groups.

After Mark was repeatedly abusive towards somebody, including telling 
this person to kill themselves, and after he chose to ignore both polite 
requests to cease flaming, and a fair warning that he would be kill-filed 
if he persisted, he persisted and so I kill-filed him. Which is a pity, 
because Mark does know Python well and he can be very helpful (although 
sometimes abrasive). I think on balance, when he's not flaming, he makes 
a positive contribution to this community.

The kill-filing is only temporary, and I look forward to seeing his posts 
again soon. Hopefully by that time, he'll stop feeling put-out and hurt 
that I've chosen to not read his flames, and cease misrepresenting my 


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