Re: Quote from Stephen Roberts
Michael Banck <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 09:22:28AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > No, that quote was not made by Sir Stephen Henry Roberts. (If you
> > know differently, could you please provide a reference?)
> Uhm, why do you post in public?
To correct in public what I saw as a factual error being made in
public. By correcting it in public, I aim to avert others erroneously
taking it as fact.
> It seems to be entirely off-topic.
No more off-topic than the attributed quote, included in a signature
block in a message in this forum.
I recognise that by doing so I was embarking on an entirely
*different* topic from the message itself, which is why I changed the
Subject field: to allow people to know that the subject of discussion
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