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Re: [SLE] Lets Just Say A Certain Strangeness III
  • From: zentara <zentara@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 11:49:04 -0500
  • Message-id: <20021106114904.0eb9aecd.zentara@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 6 Nov 2002 11:07:29 -0500
"John Lowell" <johnlowell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Yesterday I wrote a message to the list complaining of a lack of response to a previous message I'd posted. While at least one response to this follow-up proved helpful, another, from a Tony Alfrey, had an unwelcome ad hominem feel to it. I wrote Mr. Alfrey privately with a good natured suggestion that I'd rather not have heard from him, specifically referencing the signature with which he signs his mail. Mr. Alfrey responded to my message with one, even more critical, that suggested a desire to engage me in a kind of disputation of the criticism he'd brought to the list. I responded to Mr. Alfrey, making more than plain that his communications were unwelcome and that I would consider any more of them harrassing. That notwithstanding, Mr. Alfrey replied to me moments ago, suggesting that if I didn't want to read his e-mails, either personally or to the list, that I should filter them, which would seem to suggest that I might be hearing from him again should I post in the fut
ure. I would appreciate knowing if any other contributors here have been similarly annoyed by Mr. Alfrey.

No, problem here. But remember, everyone has good days and bad days,
and some people just like to take it out on others in their email correspondence.
You have to have a "thick hide" to deal with free-flowing net correspondence,
just shrug it off. I like to remember that people who are abusive in their emails,
probably are having a bad time with their lives, so be glad you are not them.
Right now on comp.os.linux.misc there is a constant thread going about
a certain individual, who gives blunt abusive answers. It seems that
every newsgroup has a poster who draws the ilk out of everyone.
The perl newsgroup has "godzilla"; and she really ticks alot of people off.

use Perl; #powerful programmable prestidigitation

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