Subject: Re: Logical pathname hosts.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/12/25
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "R. Toy" <>
| (What is it about usenet that makes people so uncivil?  Would they be so
| uncivil face-to-face?)

  face to face, people actually clue in on having annoyed others.  those
  who annoy people, such as by not listening to what others tell them, as
  much face to face as they do on USENET, experience exactly the same
  reactions.  experiements have actually shown this, but it's really _hard_
  for people to feign a lack of social intelligence so great that they go
  on to annoy people after the first couple hints of rejection or requests
  to stop annoying others.  on USENET, people have been known to annoy
  others for months on end, simply for lack of _wanting_ to hear what the
  other person is saying, effectively harrassing them with further stupid
  and/or hostile comments.  I try to send stronger hints than most others,
  but the densest, most annoying freaks of nature just don't get it.  some,
  however, clue in on the fact that I also answer people's questions, and
  figure out that there's something in their own behavior that begs for the
  "go away" tone.  those are worth helping further.  the rest should indeed
  go away and I hope they don't come back.

  Nie wieder KrF!  Nie wieder KrF!  Nie wieder KrF!  Nie wieder KrF!