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francis glassborow is a miserable old coot

who has no idea on how to teach novices because he's so miserable it
sucks the fun out of it....so thanks alot u old miserable prick!

Aug 14 '06 #1
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jp********@yahoo.ca wrote:
who has no idea on how to teach novices because he's so miserable it
sucks the fun out of it....so thanks alot u old miserable prick!
I have been monitoring this news group for a number of years and have
found very few, if any occasions when Mr GlasBorough's (I apologise for
the spelling) remarks weren't lucid and to the point. I cannot begin
to imagine the number of hours that he has spent voluntarily to
moderate and contribute to this forum and am deeply saddened that
anybody feels obliged to make such unwarranted personal attacks. I
realise that this message may be feeding trolls but, at the same time,
I wish to personally convey my thanks to Francis and others who make
this forum such an excellent resource.

Regards,

Jon Trauntvein

Aug 14 '06 #2
JH Trauntvein posted:

<snip>

The only way to deal with trolls is to limit your reaction to reminding
others not to respond to trolls.

Information on trolls: http://members.aol.com/intwg/trolls.htm

JH, you can be assured that nobody payed a blind bit of notice to the
"personal attack".

--

Frederick Gotham
Aug 14 '06 #3
In article <11*********************@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups. com>,
jp********@yahoo.ca wrote:
who has no idea on how to teach novices because he's so miserable it
sucks the fun out of it....so thanks alot u old miserable prick!
I wanted to say thanks too Francis. You obviously care very deeply about
the C++ community and spend quite a bit of time explaining the language
to those eager few who really want to learn (as opposed to those who
just want an answer.) I know I'm always thrilled when I manage to answer
a question before you and you agree with my answer. :-)

We all have our moods of course and sometimes you *are* a miserable old
coot, but your *our* miserable old coot so again, thanks!
Aug 14 '06 #4
LR
jp********@yahoo.ca wrote:

[more contextually incomprehensible insults snipped]

Whilst I recognize that it is bad form to respond to trolls, I think I
will make an exception here.

You are shockingly wrong.

Please offer an apology at your earliest convenience.

LR

Aug 14 '06 #5
If you have constructive criticisms to offer about Mr. Glassborow's
book or methods, please state them. If you just want to call someone
names, don't bother posting to this forum.

Aug 15 '06 #6

<jp********@yahoo.cawrote in message
news:11*********************@m73g2000cwd.googlegro ups.com...
| who has no idea on how to teach novices because he's so miserable it
| sucks the fun out of it....so thanks alot u old miserable prick!

Huh?

Francis has been a regular contributor to both groups
for quite a long time, freely giving up his time to
help anyone with a programming problem.

Having said that however, the approach you have taken
is *very childish* indeed.

The right thing for you to do, would have been to pose
your problem to the author (Francis) directly via email
if you were uncertain of something, or pose a question
to 'c.l.l.c-c++' group (at minimum), as chances are that
Francis himself, if surely not one of many regulars would
have been happy to help clarify a point he may have been
trying to make in his book.

Instead, you chose to publicly flame Francis for a topic
which you seem to know very little about. I have learnt
many new techniques from Francis, and am glad that he is
around to impart his valuable knowledge to those of us who
care to listen.

The least you could do is provide him with an immediate
public apology, for your silly and uneducated outburst.

It's your loss if you feel otherwsie...

--
Chris Val
Aug 15 '06 #7
On 14 Aug 2006 08:05:51 -0700, jp********@yahoo.ca wrote:
>who has no idea on how to teach novices because he's so miserable it
sucks the fun out of it....so thanks alot u old miserable prick!
You are wrong, this is a coot:
http://www.rspb.org.uk/birds/guide/c/coot/index.asp

rossum
Aug 15 '06 #8
In article <11*********************@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups. com>,
jp********@yahoo.ca writes
>who has no idea on how to teach novices because he's so miserable it
sucks the fun out of it....so thanks alot u old miserable prick!
Thanks to those who replied to this. I was away being miserable at a
Bridge Congress. And yes, I am currently miserable for reasons that are
not of any concern here, and I am old but try to pretend I am not.

And yes there are times when I seem less than helpful and times when
this medium may make it look as if I am (I sometimes try to answer in a
hurry because there is some other demand on my time)
--
Francis Glassborow ACCU
Author of 'You Can Do It!' and "You Can Program in C++"
see http://www.spellen.org/youcandoit
For project ideas and contributions: http://www.spellen.org/youcandoit/projects
Aug 20 '06 #9
Francis Glassborow <fr*****@robinton.demon.co.ukwrites:
In article <11*********************@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups. com>,
jp********@yahoo.ca writes
>>who has no idea on how to teach novices because he's so miserable it
sucks the fun out of it....so thanks alot u old miserable prick!
Thanks to those who replied to this. I was away being miserable at a
Bridge Congress. And yes, I am currently miserable for reasons that
are not of any concern here, and I am old but try to pretend I am not.

And yes there are times when I seem less than helpful and times when
this medium may make it look as if I am (I sometimes try to answer in
a hurry because there is some other demand on my time)
None of which even begins to excuse the kind of abuse exhibited by
jpbisguier.

--
Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith) ks***@mib.org <http://www.ghoti.net/~kst>
San Diego Supercomputer Center <* <http://users.sdsc.edu/~kst>
We must do something. This is something. Therefore, we must do this.
Aug 20 '06 #10

Francis Glassborow skrev:
In article <11*********************@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups. com>,
jp********@yahoo.ca writes
who has no idea on how to teach novices because he's so miserable it
sucks the fun out of it....so thanks alot u old miserable prick!
Thanks to those who replied to this. I was away being miserable at a
Bridge Congress. And yes, I am currently miserable for reasons that are
not of any concern here, and I am old but try to pretend I am not.
And lots of us chose not to answer. Not because we share his views (or
course we do not!) but rather because we believe such statements are
better ignored.
>
And yes there are times when I seem less than helpful and times when
this medium may make it look as if I am (I sometimes try to answer in a
hurry because there is some other demand on my time)
In my mind you are never rude and always succeed in giving competent
and complete answers.
>
/Peter

(fellow bridge player)

Aug 20 '06 #11
<jp********@yahoo.cawrote in message
news:11*********************@m73g2000cwd.googlegro ups.com...

<snip>

You are clearly a bit of a prune. For a start, Francis is extremely
knowledgeable and helpful. Even were he not, slandering him in public
wouldn't exactly be the action of a mature individual. Since he is, you're
making yourself look like an idiot in two different ways (failing to keep
your own counsel and being incorrect). And in only two lines as well.
Congratulations are clearly in order - yours is a rare talent. (If only it
really were rare...)

Anyway, to cut a long story short... *plonk*

Stu
Aug 21 '06 #12
Is this a joke?
I am grateful that people like him tought me the basics of thinking before
coding - at implementation level in this NG. F.G may be occasionally very clear
when he expresses his views, but nothing holds anyone back to start a discussion
of one doesn't agree. Within the C++ context, there's no rule that prohibits a
healthy discussion.

Thanks for your devotion and time mr. Glassborouw!

~Valmont
Aug 22 '06 #13
At least I should take the courtesy to spell your name right: Francis
Glassborow.

"Valmont" <ax***********@hotmail.comschreef in bericht
news:44********************@dreader2.news.tiscali. nl...
| Is this a joke?
| I am grateful that people like him tought me the basics of thinking before
| coding - at implementation level in this NG. F.G may be occasionally very
clear
| when he expresses his views, but nothing holds anyone back to start a
discussion
| of one doesn't agree. Within the C++ context, there's no rule that prohibits a
| healthy discussion.
|
| Thanks for your devotion and time mr. Glassborouw!
|
| ~Valmont
|
|
Aug 22 '06 #14

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