Unfair competition

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 29 01:31:41 UTC 2011

On 09/28/2011 06:07 PM, Ernest Doub wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 5:29 PM, NoOp <snippedrudepostingofemailaddressfromthosethatcan'tseemtofigureouthowtoadjusttheirclienttodootherewise> wrote:
>> On 09/28/2011 04:25 PM, Edward avanti wrote:
>> ...
>> > maybe the people who think this joke  only use one internet medium and
>> thats
>> > ubuntu, they need to dramatically expand their horizon and see a big
>> world
>> > out there in IT, it does exist, ubuntu doesnt even measure in percentage,
>> > its a drop in a tiny puddle, compred to the world size ocean of lists and
>> > forums and IT news out there
>> ...
>> Probably won't matter much here shortly anyway:
>> http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2011/09/20/%23ubuntu-meeting.html#t11:00
>> Shuttleworth states that they should just shut the Ubuntu users list down:
>> http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2011/09/20/%23ubuntu-meeting.html#t11:10
>> [aiee, we should just shut that baby down]
>> http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2011/09/20/%23ubuntu-meeting.html#t11:44
>> [i'm happy to take the shutdown bullets on -users]
>> http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2011/09/20/%23ubuntu-meeting.html#t11:45
>> [even if it's of the 'last chance, fred's agreed to moderate, if (s)he
>> gives up, we shut down the list']
> One of the most effective ways to discourage new users and to shut out those
> looking for viable alternatives to Windo$e is to reduce the ability to
> obtain assistance during the steep part of the learning curve.
> Closing down support avenues because some of the more anally retentive
> subscribers can't deal with the ~normal~ social interaction indicative of a
> healthy social organism presents a public perception of a closed shop -
> outsiders need not apply - you are not wanted or welcome here.
> My advice is to grow up and learn some social skills.  If ~you~ can't handle
> the stress then leave.  Don't pitch a bitch and screw it up for the rest of
> us who haven't had the advantage of studying this stuff full time till we
> dream in code.
> I have dealt with technical types across a broad range of disciplines my
> entire adult life.  The most socially retarded have always been those who
> were most wrapped up in the operation of complex computerized systems where
> they dealt more with machines than other human beings.
> If anybody wants to flame me for stating my opinion - have at it.
> I can be reached at: hideserted at gmail.com
> Be advised that I am a cranky old man who has suffered a disabling injury
> and has lots of time available to pull your chain, and a lifetime of
> experience at making people loose their cool - it is usually quite
> entertaining and occasionally instructive.
> ED

Not trimmed on purpose.

Well Ernest, I can only say that I've been on this list since 2007 with
a little over 8,000 posts. In many of those I'd tried to help fellow
users. You've around 55 since 05/03/2011 (mostly regarding Unity). If
you are referring to my 'social skills' then I suggest that you might
want to review your 55 posts here. If I have offended you, then my

My email address works as well; if you decide to take that route be
advised that I really don't care about disabilities or age (been there
done that & we all have our own problems). And I recommend not you not
come to a gunfight with a pen knife... but hey, feel free to fire away
at me off-list if you wish.

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