Newbie - Trying to Help a Friend

Ned Batchelder ned at nedbatchelder.com
Wed Nov 20 20:54:55 CET 2013


On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 1:35:06 PM UTC-5, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> On 20/11/2013 18:18, Ned Batchelder wrote:
> > 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 extremely popular *COMEDY* "Dad's Army" withdrawn as "typical shabby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.
> >
> 
> It was 45 years ago, at very much the same time that another very 
> popular comedy was on, but its name escapes me right now.
> 
> >> 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
> >
> 
> You mean after I had to plonk you from my own email because you kept 
> sending messages despite the fact that I'd asked you not to.  So the 
> references above only apply to me but not to you?  You bloody two faced 
> hypocrite, excuse me while I go off and barf.
> 
> Mark Lawrence

I apologize for sending you off-list emails.  I'm still baffled why you find them so objectionable, but I won't do it any more.  I often send emails to people when I want to communicate privately with them, I didn't mean any offense.

Next time someone doesn't understand one of your jokes, perhaps you could simply explain the joke, rather than calling them an "arsehole".  Or I guess you were already angry with me, and others would have been treated better.  My membership in the PSF seems to irritate you, but again, I don't know why.

--Ned.



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