Subject: Re: flame wars, humor and serious request /was Re: Effective approaches
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 16:51:53 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erik Naggum
> Your first response to my _technical_ issues with your IF* stunt was
> personal.

* John Foderaro
> sigh..
> Please show me (and the rest of the readers) where I did that,

  In your first response to my article in the loop thread about your
  disgusting, demeaning, denigratory, and insulting "lisp coding standards"
  document, your response reads as follows:

* John Foderaro in <>
| The sad thing is that the religious zealots seem to have taken over this
| newsgroup (or at least they are the loudest).  I laugh at them and I hope
| you do too.  I hope that I can get a message through to the scientists
| out there who understand that CL is just a language with good points and
| bad points and that we must figure out how to make CL better and
| continually relevant to the current computing world.

  You really do not need "misrepresentation" to look like a hypocritical
  idiot.  In fact, misrepresentation could only _improve_ your image the
  way you have been going on about it here.  You have only yourself to

  Here is a hint for you, John Foderaro: If you want to climb that high
  ethical horse of yours, the way to avoid looking like a hypocritical
  idiot is to _do_, not _tell_.  But since you choose to present yourself
  as someone who likes to talk about how mature you are and how juvenlie
  others are when they behave smarter than you do, please accept this
  advice: just answer the technical stuff and refrain from answering
  whatever you want to respond to with your stupid personal crap.  That
  would _be_ mature.  Talking about how mature you are is really juvenile.