Newbie - Trying to Help a Friend

Ned Batchelder ned at nedbatchelder.com
Wed Nov 20 19:18:59 CET 2013


On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 1:09:42 PM UTC-5, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> On 20/11/2013 17:51, Ned Batchelder wrote:
> > 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.
> >>
> >> 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.
> >
> 
> I suggest that you write to the BBC and get all episodes of the 
> extremely popular *COMEDY* "Dad's Army" withdrawn as "typical shabby 
> Nazi trick" was one of Captain Mainwearing's main lines.

I see what you are getting at. You were referring to a TV show popular in your part of the world 30 years ago.  As this is a world-wide group, you might understand that I didn't get the reference, and perhaps many others did not either.  Humor is tricky, you need to know your audience.

> And if I want 
> to overreact, I'll overreact, as I couldn't care two hoots whether I'm 
> dealing with an arsehole from the Python Software Foundation or one 
> who's not.

I have no idea why you feel the need to insult me.  As to the PSF, this is relevant: http://www.python.org/psf/codeofconduct. "Members of the community are respectful."  Could you please be?

--Ned.


>
> Mark Lawrence




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