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Re: RC: Re: passing up in VCs
Thank you for the explanation. You know, I do web sites and I
troubleshoot problems on my computer and I even took Fortran in college
BUT I never could figure out what the brackets were all about. I though
they were an artifact from converting html text (as some emailers use)
to text, which is what I use. I'm sure I'm not the only one (or is it
because I'm BLOND!?) because I've had people flame me for a response to
someone else's post. First of all, I don't think ANYONE should get
flamed PERIOD! There is no EVIL---only ignorance and there are nicer
ways to educate people. Now a little bit of kibitzing now and then (like
hammering on Howard) is fun, but I've seen some real brutality here
since I've joined (and I'm not talking about Ti and Heidi's tete-a-tetes
which seem to be mostly tongue and cheek (and Lord, don't get in the
middle of them). To digress briefly, it reminds me of the time my
husband and I were mucking stalls late one night and not, shall we say,
in the best of moods and one thing led to another and words were said
and as I was picking up an apple picker full of you know what, he told
me not to be so much of a -----(rhymes with witch). Well guess where
that manure went. Anywho, my youngest daughter was in the back corner of
the stall we were working in and was getting caught in the crossfire and
her sister and brother were yelling "Run for it, Jay! Run for it!!!"
Well within minutes Mark and I were laughing as we picked poop out of
our ears, but Jay did not find it a bit amusing (that's what I mean by
getting caught in the crossfire.)
So I went from brackets to bitching but no need to bring out the blow
torches on me. I feel like I've made some really good friends.
"Glenda R. Snodgrass" wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2000, cds wrote:
> > I firmly disagree !
> Out of curiosity, are you disagreeing with what I wrote, or with what I
> quoted that someone else wrote and with which I disagreed myself?
> I have been shocked this week at how many people apparently do not know
> how to differentiate between what is being said anew by a poster, and what
> that individual is quoting from someone else. I received several rather
> harsh private posts (and a couple of politely critical posts) telling me
> that I would feel differently if I had ever done a 100 ... and I thought
> to myself "hmmm, if I had actually done a 100 myself, then I would no
> longer believe it good manners for a 25 or 50 to allow a 100 ahead of them
> in the vet line?"
> Please, folks, learn how to read messages on a list! As a general rule,
> lines of text that begin with an angled bracket symbol like this
> > this is a line of quoted text
> > and so is this one
> are lines of text quoted from a message already sent to the list.
> Multiple brackets
> > > > like this line
> > > > and this one
> mean this text has been quoted numerous times. If you use a mailreader
> like Netscape or Outlook, quoted lines may also be in italics.
> Feel free to disagree with anything I write. However, please do not
> castigate me for opinions that are not my own, when I am only quoting
> someone else for the purpose of *disagreeing* with them. I don't mind
> taking my own heat, but I'm tired of taking everyone else's too.
> Glenda & Lakota
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