Newbie - Trying to Help a Friend

Ned Batchelder ned at nedbatchelder.com
Wed Nov 20 18:51:03 CET 2013


On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:37:31 PM UTC-5, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> On 20/11/2013 17:12, Ned Batchelder wrote:
> > On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 11:29:54 AM UTC-5, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> >> On 20/11/2013 15:34, Alister wrote:
> >>> On Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:14:12 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 2:09 AM, Alister <alister.ware at ntlworld.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>> must be a strange quirk of pan & turned off hide to system tray & allow
> >>>>> multiple instances.
> >>>>
> >>>> Hmm. Hard to know, but I can imagine that having multiple instances
> >>>> MIGHT cause a problem. But if that's confirmed (maybe fire up three
> >>>> copies and then post to a test newsgroup??), I'd be reporting that as a
> >>>> bug in Pan.
> >>>>
> >>>> ChrisA
> >>>
> >>> As a quick test lets see how may times this one arrives
> >>>
> >>
> >> Three.  You're not Greek are you, and using a typical shabby Nazi trick
> >> to hide behind an ntlworld email address in order to spam us? :)
> >>
> >> Mark Lawrence
> >
> > Nazi?  Perhaps we could stick to more appropriate analogies?
> >
> > --Ned.
> >
> 
> It's an excellent analogy that I've used before, hence the smiley. 
> Clearly you don't do any research before bothering to say anything.
> 
> -- 
> Python is the second best programming language in the world.
> But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer
> 
> Mark Lawrence

You think these two things make an excellent analogy?  1) a newsgroup mishap being actively investigated, and 2) calculated genocide.  It is not an excellent analogy, it's wildly disproportionate.  

Using a smiley doesn't fix it, and using it previously doesn't give you a free pass.  What research was I supposed to have done?  Examine your previous posts to see you overreacting before?  That would hardly have convinced me that this was OK.

--Ned.



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