Subject: Re: who should read comp.lang.lisp? /civility
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 04 Oct 2002 19:20:08 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Pekka P. Pirinen
| Since some posters don't think this is a virtue 

  Since Pekka P. Pirinen does not think others think this is a virtue,

| and can't be persuaded otherwise,

  and his opinionated and arrogant self does not know how to /behave/ in a
  way that would persuade /anyone/ to follow his lead,

| the best you can do is to teach this virtue to your students.

  the best people can do is kill-file the snotty bastard who only comments
  on other people and not on Lisp issues, ayway.

| But do tell them to come.  The only way we get more future contributors
| is to teach them the value of sharing the knowledge.

  Yeah, and disrespect for other people.  We sure need a lot more of that.

  People who /volunteer/ their disrespectful opinions about others in a
  discussion about civility should really have their heads examined.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.