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I continue to find it curious that somehow, for some people communicating digitally means throwing common courtesy out the window.

One can still be a disargreeable, old fart, curmudgeon without losing ones manners.

My approach to the 'Randy' thing is this; I have known merlyn (not in the biblical sense) through his books, articles comments etc. since 1991. Never once have I read that he goes by, accepts or embraces the name 'Randy'. So I would never think to refer him as Randy? Why? Respect. No, though I do respect him. No, It's plan old common courtesy, being polite, good manners.

Maybe someday over beers merlyn will slap me on the back and say 'Say, why don't you just call me Randy' and I'll say 'No, I think Randal suits you better.'

BTW, mitd's first name is Peter and NO ONE has ever been given permission to call mitd 'Pete'.

mitd-Made in the Dark
'My favourite colour appears to be grey.'

In reply to (being polite)Re: Re: Re: Who's voting and why? by mitd
in thread Who's voting and why? by Zo

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