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Re: bugs + rant + constructive criticism (long)

>>"Ethan" == Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:

 Ethan> On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 03:34:26AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
 >> You prove my point. Resorting to invective is the last refuge
 >> of the incompetent. This is your second demonstration of incompetence
 >> in a public forum in 24 hours; and I suspect your drop in the
 >> estimation of the readers of this mailing list is far worse than any
 >> response in kind I could indulge in.

 Ethan> if only we could all be as perfect as you.

	Considering that I am far from a paragon of virtue, calling me
 perfect (even as a pejorative) does indicate you have a ways to go ..

 Ethan> I has simply made the statement that Gnus users were commonly
 Ethan> ignoring M-F-To

 a) your memory is playing tricks with you
 b) english is not your first language,
 c) you have a problem with embelishing the truth. 

	This is what you did say:
 Ethan> pine is a lost cause anyway.  i was thinking of GNUs which seems to be
 Ethan> the other big offender of ignorage of M-F-To.  (i am not sure if it
 Ethan> respects Mail-Copies-To: never i just started adding that.)  

	Had you stated that it was a user issue I would not have
 responded (you may well be correct there).

	Incidentally, Gnus was one of the earliest adopters of MCT, if
 not the originator (my recollection of the mailing list traffic is
 faulty here)

 Ethan> and rather then kindly point out that old versions did but the
 Ethan> current one no longer has this problem like another poster did

	Another poster? I don't seem to have a copy of this message. I
 would be interested in knowing when they thik Gnus started supporting
 MFT and MCT. 

	Indeed, discussion on the Gnus list about MFT predates the
 drums proposal, having started on Thu, Nov 27, 1997. On 10 Feb 1998
 Lars said he thought it was a good idea. So Gnus started supporting
 it about the time the draft standard appeared -- so I would be
 interested in knowing what previous version of gnus that postdates
 the draft standard that did _not_ support MFT.

 Ethan> you had to be insulting and condescending.  well i returned
 Ethan> the favor.

	While being a pompous ass, I also try and research blanket
 statements (other big offender) in an attempt at accuracy and
 correctness. And I try not to resort to invective.  

 A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends,
 who demanded, "Was she not chaste?  Was she not fair?  Was she not
 fruitful?" holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new
 and well made. Yet, added he, none of you can tell where it pinches
 me. Plutarch
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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