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Re: Who's voting and why?

by Zo (Scribe)
on Nov 20, 2000 at 22:40 UTC ( #42553=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Who's voting and why?

... .. It's so nice to get lunch and come back and see all the replys, comments, etc.. and everything I've been saying is all in the spirit of conversation, I've made remarks to hear both positive and negative, b/c one still can learn from the negative as well as the positive. also.. there was a typeo in my ref. to Randy's name.. it seriously was a typeo (now for me replying will seem to be an excuse to try to be a good guy for what was typed.. a no win situation for me).. but as I have stated in the past.. I like to hear comments, etc. and would NEVER try to insult anyone in that way. .. If you haven't all noticed, I might say some things that does go against the flow of rational thought. I am a true supporter of all rules,etc. of society and other structured ways (was military for 8 years).. but on the other hand, one must question the answers and bring about the reasons of 'why'... and yes I have gotten myself into a bit of trouble, but I have learned from it all, and those who dare not speak out have too learned from my voice and have been thankful for me taking the abuse for what I have stated. I do enjoy this site in both a professional (for coding) and social way. :o) brother Zo.

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Re: Re: Who's voting and why?
by merlyn (Sage) on Nov 21, 2000 at 01:47 UTC
    Calling me "Randy" is not very respectful either. You do need to hang out a bit more here before taking liberties, don't you? {sigh}

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

      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.'

        You just reminded me of a little acronym that my friends had a few years back.

        CFC: Common F***ing Courtesy.

        So the next time you hear some enviro-weenies talking about reducing CFC, let them know you fully support the need in this world for CFC. :)

        I find that the best way to let people know that adding an extraneous character onto your name, such as 'y', is to ignore them until they realize that they must not be addressing you.

        It's kind of like me saying to mitd, "Say, Lois how are you doing?" He's not going to look at me or even think that I'm addressing him. So in the same vein, if I said, "Say, Pete how are you doing?", I'm not truly addressing mitd since he has never (I presume from the post) gone by the name Pete.

        I don't quite understand why people feel compelled to misunderstand why other people choose their most preferred name and then continue to abuse this misunderstanding when addressing them.

        ALL HAIL BRAK!!!

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