Subject: Re: About the realization of an interpreter
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 12 Sep 2002 17:20:30 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (J.St.)
| So please do not talk about my "local public library" and my personal
| habits, if you do not know them.

  Look who forgot their chill pill this morning.  You are the one to keep
  giving us useless information on your personal habits.  Most normal people
  do not share their personal problems and habits with others just because
  they have them.  What you show us is that you do not want to solve your
  problem and continue to produce excuses when you get suggestions.  Nobody
  cares about your excuses -- significant effort has been invested in trying
  to give you more options to choose from.  If you take this personally, you
  need help to get over whatever causes you to whine and suffer and not solve
  your own problems.  However, I know enough about your negativistic attitudes
  by now that I am not going to help you again -- you refuse and reject all
  the help you get.  You undoubtedly think of the help as instructions and
  commands to do something you would not otherwise do, but you are in your
  predicament because of the things you have not done.  If this fact annoys
  you, do not take it out on other people who actually try to find ways for
  you to achieve your stated goals.

  I actually assume that people are highly rational, goal-oriented, motivated,
  focused, intelligent, and honest about their goals when they ask a group of
  people for help on something the newsgroup population knows something about.
  I expect newcomers to know these expectations because they would like to
  frequent fora where people hold all of the above as values in their personal
  lives as well as in their communication.  I get pissed off by people who are
  irrational, lack focus and motivation, and act stupidly when faced with
  suggestions on how to reach what looks like their goals, and I provide
  people with (strong) hints on what they should do in order to be useful to
  the forum and find the forum useful to themselves.  Most of the time, this
  works excellently.  People get the idea fast if they ever had any other
  notions of what a newsgroup is for, and become useful members of the forum.
  Some do not get it, and never will, because they do not consider any of the
  above values in human relationships and communication.  Their main goal
  appears to be to find "sulking partners" who will validate their pain.  I am
  sure there are newsgroups for which this is the stated and achieved purpose.

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.