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Troll Alert: Hello!

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lcs Mixmaster Remailer wrote:
This is just a test.


This is an obvious troll.
But Ben Pfaff hasn't caught on yet.
Please don't tell Ben.
Just enjoy Ben's attempt to convince the troll that
it shouldn't post tests to the comp.lang.c newsgroup ;-)

Nov 14 '05 #1
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On Sun, 21 Dec 2003, E. Robert Tisdale wrote:

lcs Mixmaster Remailer wrote:
This is just a test.


This is an obvious troll.
But Ben Pfaff hasn't caught on yet.
Please don't tell Ben.
Just enjoy Ben's attempt to convince the troll that
it shouldn't post tests to the comp.lang.c newsgroup ;-)


I'm sure Ben realizes by now (after the second post by Nomen
Nescio) that at least the second post was a troll of sorts;
and of course the OP wasn't really asking any "question" at
all. Still, I agree with whoever-it-was-earlier who said that
Ben's little spiel is very factual, and pretty effective, and
wouldn't it be nice if that were the *only* thing posted in
off-topic threads from now on?
So I don't care if Ben posts that message in reply to *all*
non-spamming OT posts here. As long as you, ERT, don't post
followups to them, thus making me think there's actual
conversation going on in them. :) I'm a very simple-minded
person, and will ignore any OT-looking subject line unless it
reappears several times on my screen. Which means I waste an
inordinate amount of time reading flamewars, and I didn't
bother to read that "loan Repayment" thread over in acllc-c++
until it was about a dozen responses along... ;-)

Keep up the good work, Ben!

-Arthur
Nov 14 '05 #2

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On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 17:43:06 -0800, E. Robert Tisdale wrote:
lcs Mixmaster Remailer wrote:
This is just a test.


This is an obvious troll.
But Ben Pfaff hasn't caught on yet.
Please don't tell Ben.
Just enjoy Ben's attempt to convince the troll that
it shouldn't post tests to the comp.lang.c newsgroup ;-)


I disagree. It appears to me that Ben knows very well that you're a troll.
In fact, I think most of us do, so you don't need your self-identification
line any more. I may have missed it, but I also don't recall Ben recently
making any attempt to convince you of anything.

Nov 14 '05 #3

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