once again, out numbered. i feel for you. and, i'll even go to bat for
you...if you simply change tones for a minute and be willing to see/hear
what everyone else is saying. we all know what the guidelines are and we are
not a bunch of rule breakers...ready to lurch at the chance to do so. had
the debate never started, we'd all be merrily posting/replying all day long
i agree that having settings that allow the most people to view questions
and answers is a desirable thing. but when it comes down to it, if i am
helping someone and they don't want to get a post having attachments ;^)
containing source code, but instead, want me to take off the "wrap
characters...76" so the entire code posts unbroken and avoids having to have
tons of line continuations which kill code legibility...i'll do exactly what
they ask! for its in this instance only, that i know i have ONE person who
will DEFINITELY need and use the code immediately...that's the client! and i
WILL NOT amend my posting format for ALL PEOPLE on the off chance that
someone MAY look at the post and need it as well. that day MAY NEVER come.
so you have to communicate to the person at hand instead of those who may
never exist...and i will do it in the manner in which they perscribe! that
includes the use of personal email.
when that rare occasion has passed, i will then resume my conformance to the
standard netiquette *guideline*. of which i believe you and i and everyone
else for the most part, are in support of. i just get the feeling that its
only the inflexibility in your tone that sends everyone in a rant and not
the guidelines you seek to defend.
you are out numbered AND you have a few good points...don't let them go to
waste or be dismissed by fighting for them! state your case, as i've said
before, and people will discern for themselves what is the most beneficial
as far as the hospitals are concerned...i can't resist adding: medicine
cures people...if given options, people will take the medicines that don't
come with bitterness or leave after-tastes on the palate. "a spoonful of
but that's my EOT. i will discuss this no longer and will not referee any
future bouts...don king has an easier job and he gets paid for his trouble.
"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:bnk82e$12igh1$***@ID-208219.news.uni-berlin.de...
| * "Fergus Cooney" <***@post.com> scripsit:
| > I didn't want to say anything but (apart from squashing PLSs)
| >> everyone else be damned except the person you're trying to help
| > is pretty much where my priority lies. I'm here to help.
| By saying this you say that _you are not here to help_. By disabling
| other people from learning from your posts, your help is worthless and
| your posts are annoying.
| > It's a rule for therapists and it's my rule here
| We are not a hospital. This is a technical newsgroup.
| > - the client comes first (during their time,
| > of course).
| Not _the_ client, _all_ people come first. Before your own habits.
| > And have fun - that's a secondary priority - otherwise I wouldn't be
| > to do this as much as I do.
| You have fun in insulting other people, not in helping.
| > This last few days does not come under that heading, however, and is far
| > from standard behaviour. For any who haven't seen it in some other
| > apologise for my extended 'discussion' with a certain Herfried K. Wagner
| > [PLS].
| Just for the information of the other people here:
| PLS stands for "Pompous Little Shit".
| That's how Fergus cooney thinks about other people here. A shame.
| > hiccup> an almost overwhelming desire to cut the PLS to ribbons with my
| > There is little point, however, he is still somewhat delusional and
| > hypercritical - lashing out his petty remarks at anyone - see several
| > today - "please explain to me why ...". The PLS!! And, apart from this
| > paragraph, I shall not even use other people's posts and threads to
| > snide remarks. Mainly because I'm not a PLS. </emotional hiccup> EOT on
| > this from me.
| You are really childish.
| > Once again. I apologise to all (bar two) for this major disruption.
| I expect you to apologize for injuring _me_. As long as you don't
| understand that you made a very big mistake, you won't be part of the
| community. That's not the style we are talking to each other in this
| Herfried K. Wagner
| MVP · VB Classic, VB.NET