Subject: Re: less parentheses --> fewer parentheses From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/08/28 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Barry Margolin <firstname.lastname@example.org> | It's a compromise. I try to read your messages, but sometimes they go on | and on and I give up. I make conclusions based on what I got through, on | the assumption that they're representative. What would it _take_ for you to figure out that you get it wrong? We've been through this, what? 5 times? Geez, Barry, if you still think you get it right after this many ugly fights, I _pity_ you. | If I were the only one complaining, I might conclude that I alone am | being unfair. But since other people have had similar reactions to | your posts, I doubt I'm far off the mark, despite only skimming your | messages. Then what does the world in general _need_ your particularly unfair contribution for? Surely someone else can do the complaining and your false accusations could be avoided. | Why do I read your messages at all? Because when you're posting on | technical matters, they're usually quite interesting. Well, I appreciate this, but the way you've been harrassing me with your false accusations, I really wish you didn't have _any_ reason to say anything about what I post at all, positive __or negative. | It's only when you start insulting the posters to whom you're | replying that you become unreadable. But it's not possible to tell | from the headers which type of message it will be. Yes, it is. You just need to figure it out. It isn't even hard. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.