[CentOS] Re: OT: Top Posting

Wed May 21 09:41:22 UTC 2008
William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com>

Sorry to jump in here, but combination of humorous and serious thoughts
crossed my mind. And maybe these thoughts will allay future threads of
this nature.

On Tue, 2008-05-20 at 09:28 -0500, Doug Tucker wrote:
> > (Me, too, of course!)
> > 
> > mhr
> MHR,
> This is true, and you and I proved we can even have fun with it, but
> name calling (I got called an ass here for virtually nothing), and

But keep in mind you were only a "virtual ass". Not really one. And the
person who labeled you as an ass may have been, in fact, the ass.
Regardless, his was only a "virtual opinion". And unless you have a
personal relationship and really care what he felt...

Often, when one of the habitual denizens of the list snipe at you, they
only make themselves look bad. Old farts like me think "Their momma
didn't raise them right". Or they had a rough night.

And I'm glad they have the isolation of the 'net to allow them to vent
in safety. Being an old fart, I see lots of behavior that would not have
occurred when things had to be said face-to-face.

Courage without risk is common, in both senses of the word. Bravado?

Consideration and courtesy without reward is rare.

> disrespectful snide remarks (such as telling someone they have provided
> zero value to a conversation when it was valuable to them), are not
> being blunt, that's simply being rude and childish, and has no place
> even amongst us nerds.

Ignore them. They make themselves look bad.

> <snip sig stuff>