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Re: FYI: HTML targets in "Smart Questions"

At 03:50 PM 7/22/2002, Nicholas Wourms wrote:

>--- Raphael <> wrote:
> > On Sun, 21 Jul 2002, Jim Balcom wrote:
> > 
> > > On Sun, 21 Jul 2002, Dario Alcocer wrote:
> > >
> > > DA>>The idea is not split the list, but for initial posters (from what
> > > DA>>I've seen on this list, most first-time posters qualify as
> > newbies)
> > > DA>>to get a quick lesson in posting meaningful questions *before*
> > they
> > > DA>>get to post (only for the first post.)  That's why I suggested the
> > > DA>>poster, before they're allowed to post for the first time, get an
> > > DA>>e-mail asking them (in a cordial tone, obviously) that they
> > *please*
> > > DA>>read the ESR essay *first*[1].
> > >
> > > I find your assumption that all first time posters are newbies and
> > need to
> > > be trained offensive.
> > >
> > > The fact that newbies questions get ignored is upsetting.
> > >
> > > Nicholas W?'s attitude is horrible!
> > >
> > > I've learned that this is not a package that I need to waste any more
> > time
> > > on. I've heard that it is great. But, like OS/2, it won't install and
> > no
> > > help is available for simple problems.
> > >
> > Thats a bit short tempered, I'm not a real newbee and I know how to find
> > most answers, but I agree there's some fear to ask a question but no
> > reason to dump cygwin, it's great and there is help.
>Larry Hall, where are you (when we need you the most)?

It's nice to be missed. ;-)

Actually, I have to apologize to the list.  My latest day-gig effectively
blocks my ability to conveniently monitor the list, which curtails my 
responses.  That coupled with (what appears to me as) a dramatic
increase in volume on this list in the last month or so keeps me well 
behind the times w.r.t. just *reading* the posts, which is relegated to 
"after hours".  By the time I read most posts, it seems any response I 
might contribute is at least untimely if not redundant.  So my on-line 
presence on the list is no longer very pronounced (do I hear a collective
sigh of relief? ;-) )  Eventually, this situation will resolve itself
though my preference is for a change sooner rather than later.  In the 
meantime, I'll go back to reading.  Only 432 more messages to go! ;-)

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