wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 03:27:26 UTC 2011
On Sat, 2011-08-13 at 22:51 -0400, Doug wrote:
> On 08/13/2011 07:51 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> > Heh, you can't win, Jordon, when the subject line of this thread started
> > off empty.<chuckles> Tero, since Unix has been around since the dawn of
> > time, old geeks are used to using plain text and for eons bandwidth has
> > been a consideration. So, as this list notes on the sign-up page, plain
> > text is what is used here. So is bottom posting (or middle post) and
> > trim. So, it is what it is, the list preference. No pink unicorns with
> > sparklies allowed. Plus, a person can readily print out the summation
> > (FIXED!) of the back and forth email exchange to a resolution in a case,
> > for reference. On just about any printer, including a Teletype 33 or a
> > Qume.
> > Now you know, sin no more, you are absolved. And welcome to the list.
> > Ric
> You say that a person can readily print out a summation of the the email
> exchange to a resolution of the problem. I am not aware of how this is
> and whether it is done for all of the Linux lists, or just for Ubuntu,
> or what?
> Please elaborate.
Well, in theory mind you, if a question is first posted and the parties
who entered into the exchange do a good job of middle/bottom postings
with appropriate trims, then the LAST post, the "Eureka Moment" where
the OP added FIXED! to the subject line, while gushing forth proper
gratitude and thanks, THEN you would have something suitable for
printing and maybe even framing. A pure work of intellectual
cooperation. Perfect and flawless. Even GOD is gratified by his
So, when one of these perfect documents comes along, I'll see to it that
you get a copy. Jus' don't hold your breath. Yet, we maintain the list
rules just for the off-chance that event occurs. And, we expect others
to do likewise. <chuckles> Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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