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Re: Re: Who's voting and why?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Nov 21, 2000 at 01:47 UTC ( #42592=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Who's voting and why?
in thread Who's voting and why?

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

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(being polite)Re: Re: Re: Who's voting and why?
by mitd (Curate) on Nov 21, 2000 at 02:39 UTC
    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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