Re: OT: email style flames, was: Can't mount cdrom
On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 09:10:50 -0400,
Derrick 'dman' Hudson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 12:46:58AM +0200, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> | On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 14:23:14 -0700, Vineet Kumar wrote:
> | >
> | > How about shortening your attribution from 3 lines to 1? I
> | > accidentally chopped it out before since I didn't immediately
> | > recognize it, since it was 3 lines separated from the other
> | > attributions by a blank.
> | ..I use these 3 lines to attribute "when who wrote what",
> | to help my readership keep track of context,
> I use that 1 line to
> attribute "when who wrote what", to help my readership keep track
> of context,
> Vineet is just asking for a 1-line attribution instead of a 3-line
> attribution. Seems like a reasonable request to me.
..you both make a rather reasonable request. IME top posting etc has
people to loose track of attribution, and references are not always
available due to the use of flawed mail client mix out here, and in
the other lists I follow.
..in one memorable case, flawed attribution nearly bought me a law
suit, as one dork called another dork dork, upon which the other
dork dorked his case proving the first dork right and handed me all
the dark credit etc. With my rather firm standing ;-) and my
excessive attributions, he was able to find out for himself just
who was at fault, before wasting his money on a law suit.
..I hope to have a decent mail user client that allows listwise
attribution setups in a couple of months, meanwhile I and a few
other people try to recover our 3.3G mail list archives off some
_garbled_ html, and the current crap list sw sprays messages
everywhere except into their threads.
..otherwise, I was under the impression the amended thread
subject gave away a wee subtle hint flame warfare is the
best kinda war. ;-)
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.