Rhodri James rhodri at
Fri Jul 13 14:52:45 EDT 2018

On 13/07/18 19:27, Devin Jeanpierre wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 10:49 AM Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at> wrote:
>> On 13/07/18 16:16, Bart wrote:
>>> On 13/07/2018 13:33, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:37:41 +0100, Bart wrote:
>>>>> (** Something so radical I've been using them elsewhere since forever.)
>>>> And you just can't resist making it about you and your language.
>>> And you can't resist having a personal dig.
>> You are a troll and should have been banned from this list years ago.
> This exchange is unacceptable. I don't know who Bart is or what their
> language is, but they left a basically OK (if kinda edgy) comment, and
> this was immediately escalated into a series of personal attacks.

An interesting point of view, particularly since Bart's immediate 
escalation in response to Steven's (entirely accurate) comment was also 
exactly what you are decrying.  I'm not at all sure it's justifiable.

> Not everyone is as familiar with the surrounding context.

Then you have had a remarkable escape.  I'm fairly certain without going 
and trawling through the archives that Bart posts several times a week 
minimum.  I see the posts go past though I don't read them any more; I 
killfiled him long ago for having too poor a signal-to-noise ratio to be 
worth wasting time on.  In case you think I'm being snobbish about this, 
I should point out that the number of people I have killfiled in all my 
Internet dealings can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

Honestly, I don't know why anybody bothers responding to him.  Boredom, 
I suppose.

Rhodri James *-* Kynesim Ltd

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