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Re: Tom Ballard, MSFT shill (was Re: Debian Server Compromise -- A Fire Drill ??)

On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 12:37:04PM -0800, Tom wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 02:18:55PM -0500, ScruLoose wrote:
> What the fuck are you ranting about?

Um, no. I did not write this.

Are you making a deliberate attempt to mis-attribute your inane blather
to me, or are you just completely incompetent and illiterate?

If you knew how to attribute and quote in a public forum, you would know
that when you cut _all_ of the message content from a particular poster
(without leaving a <snip> placeholder or anything), you must also remove
the attribution line at the top. Having my attribution line lead
directly into your text misleads the reader.  
(Even though -- yes I know -- they can check the indent-depth and catch
your screw-up... _IF_ they think to check.)

This is part of the most rudimentary knowledge that's expected of users
before they can reasonably be regarded as competent to post on a mailing
list or newsgroup. Misattribution is easily among the most egregious
breaches of netiquette.

I will admit that I have pretty much given up on any expectation that
you have anything useful to add to this forum, and the only thing
that prevents me from plonking you is the annoying "zombie thread"
phenomenon. However, I expect _even_you_ to at least respect the
standards of quotation and attribution.

         Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
         - Benjamin Franklin
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