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Ric Moore wayward4now at
Fri Oct 4 22:41:12 UTC 2013

On 10/03/2013 05:23 AM, Patrick Asselman wrote:
> On 2013-10-02 10:56, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 02/10/13 17:05, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On 10/02/2013 01:40 AM, chris wrote:
>>>> On 02/10/13 16:53, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>>> On 02/10/13 11:22, Ric Moore wrote:
>>>>>> On 09/30/2013 12:59 PM, Tommy Trussell wrote:
>>>>>>> On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 6:26 AM, Patrick Asselman <iceblink at
>>>>>>> <mailto:iceblink at>> wrote:
>>>>>>>     On 2013-09-28 20:33, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
>>>>>>>         So far I have almost never got any answers to anything I
>>>>>>> asked here,
>>>>>>>     And adding this line will make sure that this improves, right?
>>>>>>> I'm not sure of the "official" stance about supporting this mailing
>>>>>>> list, but in my opinion it is getting a bit less helpful every
>>>>>>> month.
>>>>>>> I'm not certain of the cause, but I believe it's because the only
>>>>>>> way to
>>>>>>> "police" problematic postings is to warn and/or ban after the fact.
>>>>>>> The discussion forums (the official Ubuntu ones as well as
>>>>>>> others) are
>>>>>>> probably somewhat better places to discuss technical questions,
>>>>>>> especially if they are consistently and conscientiously moderated.
>>>>>> No, that tends to run experienced people off instead. The BEST way to
>>>>>> get a response is to show that you have already done your own
>>>>>> homework first and still come up empty. That makes the quest a
>>>>>> challenge. Or, if someone just falls down and cries HELP ME! it
>>>>>> usually doesn't. Doing some demonstrable personal due-diligence first
>>>>>> is the key for successful support participation within the older hard
>>>>>> line users.
>>>>>> Plus, the problem has to be ~interesting~ and/or resolvable for
>>>>>> anyone else to spend time with it. This is olde timey stuff and
>>>>>> olde-timey list netiquette. Plus, your remark is just "glittering
>>>>>> generalities" with no basis in fact.
>>>>>> Help someone ...if you're that concerned. That is easy, with a bit of
>>>>>> experience. But to Google up the answer for someone else? Nah.
>>>>>> Personally I am not interested in doing that and thereby foster a
>>>>>> dependency. I doubt anyone else here is either. Ric
>>>>>> p/s You'll NEVER see me reply to a top poster either, but that's just
>>>>>> me.
>>>>> Well said.
>>>>> As well, a top-poster gets two (2) chances with me. On the third
>>>>> occasion they get relegated to the latrine bucket to join the rest of
>>>>> the assholes I have come across in the past and their posts are no
>>>>> longer visible to me.
>>>>> BC
>>>> Well put Basil.
>>>> Hopefully will be in Sydney next year.  Will let you know
>>> Me too! I'm looking right now at an innertube with hardly any holes
>>> in it. :) Ric
>> Just make sure that the wind and the currents are going in the right
>> direction :-) .
>> Oh, and watch out for the swordfish.
>> BC
> Personally I find people who go totally off-topic and then take their
> private matters to the mailing list more annoying than people who top
> post because their mailer just doesnt do that by default.

No, top posters are much worse. Besides, the thread was deteriorated.

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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