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[off-topic] If I was as dumb as a

cat, I wouldn't be worried about linq nor IDisposable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ4vmSvCVbc

Enjoy, and if you hate silly cats, at least the music is great! =)

- Michael Starberg
Mar 28 '08 #1
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Yeah, Michael, it really is off topic. Frankly, most of us aren't interested
in Youtube videos. This is a newsgroup for C# language issues.
Thanks
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"Michael Starberg" wrote:
cat, I wouldn't be worried about linq nor IDisposable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ4vmSvCVbc

Enjoy, and if you hate silly cats, at least the music is great! =)

- Michael Starberg
Mar 28 '08 #2

"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.NoSpamMaam.comwrote in message
news:12**********************************@microsof t.com...
Yeah, Michael, it really is off topic. Frankly, most of us aren't
interested
in Youtube videos. This is a newsgroup for C# language issues.
Thanks
Then why did you read the thread?
It was clearly marked as off-topic.

Do you also read every spam email you get?
Also, who are 'most of us'?

Common, it's friday and maybe people like to see some silly cats?

I think you are overreacting.

Have a nice weekend.
- Michael Starberg

Mar 28 '08 #3
On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 13:14:28 -0700, Michael Starberg
<mi***************************@gmail.comwrote:
Then why did you read the thread?
Perhaps because it was there.
It was clearly marked as off-topic.
Yes, it was. Writing "off-topic" in the subject line is a big clue to you
that what you're about to post doesn't belong.
Do you also read every spam email you get?
I'm not sure that comparing your post to spam is the best way to defend
your actions.
Also, who are 'most of us'?
Good question. He probably doesn't literally have first-hand knowledge as
to what "most" of the people reading this newsgroup prefer. That said,
it's not uncommon at all for people using Usenet to prefer that their
newsgroups contain only on-topic posts. If he's guessing (and he probably
is), it's not a bad guess.
Common, it's friday and maybe people like to see some silly cats?
It's already Saturday in some places of the world.
I think you are overreacting.
Of course you do. After all, you didn't see any problem with your
off-topic post in the first place. Without taking the time to try to have
some empathy for other people's viewpoint, your only conclusion could be
that he's overreacting.

But, if you do happen to take the time to look at the issue from his point
of view, you'll notice that you, and you alone, have been responsible for
a number of off-topic posts recently. To some extent, this is bearable if
done infrequently and there's at least some marginal connection to the
newsgroup. Heck, it might even be worth encouraging.

But whatever that video is you linked to, it doesn't sound like it has
_anything_ at all to do with programming, never mind C#, etc. And this
isn't an isolated incident...you seem to be starting to make a habit of
posting off-topic posts. This is detracting from the normally high
signal-to-noise ratio in the newsgroup.

In that context, I'm not at all convinced that he's overreacting, however
much you are convinced that he is.

Pete
Mar 28 '08 #4
Michael Starberg wrote:
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.NoSpamMaam.comwrote in message
news:12**********************************@microsof t.com...
>Yeah, Michael, it really is off topic. Frankly, most of us aren't
interested
in Youtube videos. This is a newsgroup for C# language issues.
Thanks

Then why did you read the thread?
It was clearly marked as off-topic.
And that makes it OK ?
Also, who are 'most of us'?
Most readers of m.p.d.l.cs ...

Arne
Mar 28 '08 #5

"Michael Starberg" <mi***************************@gmail.comwrote in
message news:eO**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.NoSpamMaam.comwrote in
message news:12**********************************@microsof t.com...
I hear you.

Maybe a off topic post is nice trice a year, but I have been over-feeding
this newgroup with silly jokes.

I'll do it less frequently from now on.

However, the post was almost on topic:

- "Managing coders is like herding cats!"

Happy Coding
- Michael Starberg
Mar 29 '08 #6

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