Simple question - complicated answers

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Fri Sep 28 00:37:52 UTC 2007

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> Mario Vukelic wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 10:57 -0400, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>>>> Perhaps the conversation could help get to the point faster if someone
>>>> just asked the OP,
>>>> "What exactly are you trying to do?"
>>> I'm not sue about that, since I gave him the answer 2 months ago, see my
>>> other reply in this thread.
>> Okay, "What exactly are you trying to do this time?" :-)
> Since he began (this time) by creating a new thread to complain that we
> hadn't given him any simple answers to a question he didn't reiterate, I
> can't help thinking that he doesn't really want an answer.

Maybe.  I was kind of hoping to give him the benefit of the doubt, and 
give a chance to rephrase the question.

I personally use the policy of having someone prove beyond a shadow of a 
doubt that they're truly an idiot before treating them as such, if for 
no other reason than I hold grudges for a very, very...very...long time.

I do find it a little odd how quiet the poster has been considering the 
number of posts on the thread...nothing clearing the issue up despite 
the traffic.  I figured maybe he isn't online all that much.


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