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Re: There's a level in Hell reserved for ________

by FoxtrotUniform (Prior)
on Mar 01, 2003 at 05:27 UTC ( #239661=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to There's a level in Hell reserved for ________

Wozzit Samuel Clemens who suggested that we should "go to Heaven for the climate; go to Hell for the company"? I'd hate to end up sizzling in the lake of fire next to a fscking marketroid....

Anyhoo, I'd love to see one or several kinds of people burn for eternity:

  • Marketeers who avoid any kind of knowledge about the product/project/service that they're selling: fr'instance, the one who promised a customer of mine that they'd be able to get valid email addresses over Caller ID(!).
  • People who take criticism of their projects or products as personal attacks.
  • People (and I use the term quite loosely) who deliberately avoid revision-control systems.
  • People who check known-broken builds into revision-control systems.
  • People who write like wankers.
  • So-called programmers who can't be arsed to learn De Morgan's Laws, and write baroque and incomprehensible conditionals as a consequence.
  • Anyone who, while reviewing someone else's code, changes arbitrary bits of the codebase into their own coding style (hello, Russell! (note: as far as I can tell, that's not russell, but a different Russell)).

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Re: Re: There's a level in Hell reserved for ________
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 01, 2003 at 13:39 UTC

    There is no place in hell (cos even the Devil doesn't want 'em), for those W****** who cite other W****** to excuse their habit of critiquing the format of the message, instead of it's content.

      yall just sayin that cause ya cant spell write, how ya can hit that there starrylookin key so much is not right but I reckon that there idea ya got bout what he means instead of bein purty is deep.

      8^)

Re: Re: There's a level in Hell reserved for ________
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 03, 2003 at 19:58 UTC

    As for your writing like a wanker rant, need I point out the following:

    • English isn't everyone's first language.
    • Your local sayings aren't the same as everyone else's
    • email is shorter and faster to type than e-mail.
    • Poor punctuation and spelling are hardly going to kill you. The vast majority of the time they won't even slow down your reading let alone make the point incomprehensible.

    As for proprietary file formats in public discussion forums, it's a good thing. If the format is in wide use, it will become open and reduce user's dependency on it. Mind u, those, l4m3rs f*ckin piss me off 2 ;-)

      There's also a difference between sending an e-mail to your friends and professional writing for work. What is acceptable in one case is not in the other. Poor punctuation and spelling are a real problem if they are part of the documentation written by a highly paid consultant.

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