On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Niall O Broin wrote:
> P.S. The next time I am accused me of being short with neophytes I will
> have this email carved in ogham on an oak stick and will beat the
> accuser with said stick.
Well, a short response can mean either:
"You're breaking the house rules"
"we don't like your kind around here".
Whereas Exhibit A was finely tuned between the two:
> Sift through is right. You followed this with pages of ifconfig output,
> which you'd apparently like us to sift through in order to find your
> problem, and then give you a solution.
[trans: we don't like your kind around here]
> I guess you're new here and that's fine and you'll generally find us
> quite helpful. But if you have a problem, it REALLY does help if you
> first state what your problem is and then follow it by hopefully
> relevant information.
[trans: eh sonny, you've broken house rules]
Well, we'll know success when he posts back text with unfscked linefeeds.
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