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This newsgroup has become vicious

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This is now such a nasty place to visit so I'm quitting coming here.

Newbies are regularly attacked in a vicious way about top-posting -
which is a completely normal thing to do outside of this little
newsgroup micro-world. The equally severe beatings people are given
for not trimming quotes in the right way is also unfair. Shouting at
people to read the rules doesn't hold up as an argument. When you add
a newsserver and search for javascript and find this place, there's no
popup window with the rules in it. There's nothing that tells you the
name of the website where the rules are.

Even people that sign their posts with their real name, like that
Richard person that showed up a few days ago, are criticized for
having the same name as another poster. I think the quote was "we
already have a Richard". I assume that was meant to refer to Richard
Cornford, who in each post I've seen signs his name in full so what's
the problem. Before you suggest it, I'm not "the criticized Richard",
I kept well out of that thread.

The people who offer answers or solutions are also attacked by the
more experienced here. It's programming, there's rarely a perfect
answer. There's no concept of "ok, that'll work" here. You all have to
get into a "my solution is more standard than yours". You're all
applying such an unnecessary complexity to things. There's the overly
pedantic people who are claiming that eval is evil, that sniffing for
a browser and using that to branch your logic makes you a weak and
basically worthless programmer, and that if any of your code doesn't
pass an strict validation then you're a total idiot. Likewise there's
the lobby that are criticizing anybody who's code is using anything
deprecated, or even worse, something that will be deprecated in the
future.

You might want to step back and look at what you're doing. You're
basically just being asshole geeks. Does it make you feel good ?

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<an***********@googlemail.comwrote in message
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This is now such a nasty place to visit so I'm quitting coming here.
<snip rant>

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Richard.
Jul 5 '07 #2

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In article <Vb****************@news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
"rf" <rf@invalid.comwrote:
<an***********@googlemail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@m36g2000hse.googlegr oups.com...
This is now such a nasty place to visit so I'm quitting coming here.

<snip rant>

X-Trace: posting.google.com 1183631826 12225 127.0.0.1 (5 Jul 2007 10:37:06
GMT)
Can you post something sensible instead of line-noise?

Thanks.
Jul 5 '07 #3

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rf

"Tim Streater" <ti**********@dante.org.ukwrote in message
news:ti********************************@news.indiv idual.net...
In article <Vb****************@news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
"rf" <rf@invalid.comwrote:
><an***********@googlemail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@m36g2000hse.googleg roups.com...
This is now such a nasty place to visit so I'm quitting coming here.

<snip rant>

X-Trace: posting.google.com 1183631826 12225 127.0.0.1 (5 Jul 2007
10:37:06
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Can you post something sensible instead of line-noise?
OK.

The things the OP is complaining about in his/her rant are usually caused by
people who know exactly nothing about the etiquette of usenet drifting in
from web based "newsgroup portals" such as google groups and others.

They come in here (read: usenet in general, not just this group but all the
others as well), break all the rules totally, and get cranky when the people
who have been inhabiting usenet since before google was even thought of try
to correct their ways.

Most of them are fly-bys. They make one single post, usually incomplete and
ambiguous, often incomprehensible, and are never heard from again, even when
more information is requested from them. This is annoying and in itself
engenders a very low tolerance to anybody posting from such things as google
groups.

When they do stick around they are so hampered by the stupidity of the
google groups interface that it just don't get it, to the annoyance of those
trying to help. This lowers the tolerance further.

Often they become arrogant, their tone implying that they consider that they
are conversing with something that might be called a "google groups help
desk". They snipe when somebody drifts a little off topic. I've seen them
decry a poster for addressing the stupidity of the actual question, rather
than providing a solution to that stupid question. Search the archive for
right click scripts :-) This lowers the tolerance to almost zero.

What you missed in my one-liner was that the OP is posting from the very
place that is the main cause of the reactions he is complaining about.

Clear enough?

I repeat: http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html

--
Richard.
Jul 5 '07 #4

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On Jul 5, 1:41 pm, "rf" <r...@invalid.comwrote:
The things the OP is complaining about in his/her rant are usually caused by
people who know exactly nothing about the etiquette of usenet drifting in
from web based "newsgroup portals" such as google groups and others.
My complaint wasn't about the people who don't understand the
netiquette, it was about the reaction they receive when they don't
follow rules that they haven't seen and haven't been given the address
to go and read them.

What's worse is the <self-imposed snip here, it's in my original post,
I don't need to repeat it>. This is my last post on this topic and
this group, squabble amongst yourselves children.

Jul 5 '07 #5

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rf

<an***********@googlemail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@q69g2000hsb.googlegro ups.com...
On Jul 5, 1:41 pm, "rf" <r...@invalid.comwrote:
>The things the OP is complaining about in his/her rant are usually caused
by
people who know exactly nothing about the etiquette of usenet drifting in
from web based "newsgroup portals" such as google groups and others.

My complaint wasn't about the people who don't understand the
netiquette,
That is exactly the point. The etiquette is that *you* find out the rules.
*You* find the FAQ. *You* lurk for a week or so to find out the rules. This
is the etiquette the bloody google groupers simply do not understand.
it was about the reaction they receive when they don't
follow rules that they haven't seen and haven't been given the address
to go and read them.
And my diatribe was not about that either. It was about the bloody idiots
from google groups disrupting the local scenery and then bitching about the
reaction the get, and you are one of them. You want to be spoon fed like the
bloody idiots you are.

Walk into a bar and piss on the floor. Oh, I didn't see a sign saying no
pissing on the floor.
What's worse is the <self-imposed snip here, it's in my original post,
I don't need to repeat it>. This is my last post on this topic and
this group, squabble amongst yourselves children.
Don't let the door hit your arse on your way out.

--
Richard.
Jul 5 '07 #6

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In article <3O*****************@news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
"rf" <rf@invalid.comwrote:
"Tim Streater" <ti**********@dante.org.ukwrote in message
news:ti********************************@news.indiv idual.net...
In article <Vb****************@news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
"rf" <rf@invalid.comwrote:
<an***********@googlemail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@m36g2000hse.googlegr oups.com...
This is now such a nasty place to visit so I'm quitting coming here.

<snip rant>

X-Trace: posting.google.com 1183631826 12225 127.0.0.1 (5 Jul 2007
10:37:06
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Can you post something sensible instead of line-noise?

OK.
Thanks, that's clear now.
The things the OP is complaining about in his/her rant are usually caused by
people who know exactly nothing about the etiquette of usenet drifting in
from web based "newsgroup portals" such as google groups and others.

They come in here (read: usenet in general, not just this group but all the
others as well), break all the rules totally, and get cranky when the people
who have been inhabiting usenet since before google was even thought of try
to correct their ways.
These aren't rules, they are mere suggestions. It's exactly when people
try to characterise them as "rules", and say that since they have been
on usenet since the year dot they get to tell people off, that I am
minded to top-post or commit some other "crime".
Most of them are fly-bys. They make one single post, usually incomplete and
ambiguous, often incomprehensible, and are never heard from again, even when
more information is requested from them. This is annoying and in itself
engenders a very low tolerance to anybody posting from such things as google
groups.
Such people are an irritation in any context.
When they do stick around they are so hampered by the stupidity of the
google groups interface that it just don't get it, to the annoyance of those
trying to help. This lowers the tolerance further.
Never used it but I can imagine.
Often they become arrogant, their tone implying that they consider that they
are conversing with something that might be called a "google groups help
desk". They snipe when somebody drifts a little off topic. I've seen them
decry a poster for addressing the stupidity of the actual question, rather
than providing a solution to that stupid question. Search the archive for
right click scripts :-) This lowers the tolerance to almost zero.
Well ,there are nincompoops in any group, live or not. Threads involving
them can be quite funny, and sometimes quite instructive as you often
get detailed useful information from people trying to educate the klod
in question.
What you missed in my one-liner was that the OP is posting from the very
place that is the main cause of the reactions he is complaining about.

Clear enough?

I repeat: http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html
Yes. I haven't seen his previous posts or the thread(s?) that were
referred to, so can't judge as to whether the particular rant was
justified. But I have experienced something similar when I dropped into
the perl ng looking for an answer to a specific question about parameter
passing. They were very inwardly focussed and I got told off, so I left.
Quietly.
Jul 5 '07 #7

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Tim Streater wrote:
In article <3O*****************@news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
"rf" <rf@invalid.comwrote:
>"Tim Streater" <ti**********@dante.org.ukwrote in message
news:ti********************************@news.indi vidual.net...
>>In article <Vb****************@news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
"rf" <rf@invalid.comwrote:

<an***********@googlemail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@m36g2000hse.googl egroups.com...
This is now such a nasty place to visit so I'm quitting coming here.
<snip rant>

X-Trace: posting.google.com 1183631826 12225 127.0.0.1 (5 Jul 2007
10:37:06
GMT)
Can you post something sensible instead of line-noise?
OK.

Thanks, that's clear now.
>The things the OP is complaining about in his/her rant are usually caused by
people who know exactly nothing about the etiquette of usenet drifting in
from web based "newsgroup portals" such as google groups and others.

They come in here (read: usenet in general, not just this group but all the
others as well), break all the rules totally, and get cranky when the people
who have been inhabiting usenet since before google was even thought of try
to correct their ways.

These aren't rules, they are mere suggestions. It's exactly when people
try to characterise them as "rules", and say that since they have been
on usenet since the year dot they get to tell people off, that I am
minded to top-post or commit some other "crime".
>Most of them are fly-bys. They make one single post, usually incomplete and
ambiguous, often incomprehensible, and are never heard from again, even when
more information is requested from them. This is annoying and in itself
engenders a very low tolerance to anybody posting from such things as google
groups.

Such people are an irritation in any context.
>When they do stick around they are so hampered by the stupidity of the
google groups interface that it just don't get it, to the annoyance of those
trying to help. This lowers the tolerance further.

Never used it but I can imagine.
>Often they become arrogant, their tone implying that they consider that they
are conversing with something that might be called a "google groups help
desk". They snipe when somebody drifts a little off topic. I've seen them
decry a poster for addressing the stupidity of the actual question, rather
than providing a solution to that stupid question. Search the archive for
right click scripts :-) This lowers the tolerance to almost zero.

Well ,there are nincompoops in any group, live or not. Threads involving
them can be quite funny, and sometimes quite instructive as you often
get detailed useful information from people trying to educate the klod
in question.
>What you missed in my one-liner was that the OP is posting from the very
place that is the main cause of the reactions he is complaining about.

Clear enough?

I repeat: http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html

Yes. I haven't seen his previous posts or the thread(s?) that were
referred to, so can't judge as to whether the particular rant was
justified. But I have experienced something similar when I dropped into
the perl ng looking for an answer to a specific question about parameter
passing. They were very inwardly focussed and I got told off, so I left.
Quietly.
See "Example produces infinite loop - my solution fails" by "Richard".

And note that despite the genius of few, they are not superior to
anyone. And anyone who flexes their intellectual might on another
simply to get a point across is as worthless as the "idiots" they
attempt to belittle.

--
-Lost
Remove the extra words to reply by e-mail. Don't e-mail me. I am
kidding. No I am not.
Jul 5 '07 #8

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rf
"Tim Streater" <ti**********@dante.org.ukwrote in message
news:ti********************************@news.indiv idual.net...
In article <3O*****************@news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
"rf" <rf@invalid.comwrote:
>"Tim Streater" <ti**********@dante.org.ukwrote in message
But I have experienced something similar when I dropped into
the perl ng looking for an answer to a specific question about parameter
passing. They were very inwardly focussed and I got told off, so I left.
Quietly.
I used one of those odd email groups once. You post an email to your
favourite chip suppliers group address and it is forwarded to everybody.

"You *MUST* put your reply at the very top of the email chain so nobody has
to scroll down" they said to me.

I did. Seemed to satisfy them. Play by their rules and they don't get upset.
Well, not a lot, anyway :-)

--
Richard.
Jul 5 '07 #9

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rf wrote:
"Tim Streater" <ti**********@dante.org.ukwrote in message
news:ti********************************@news.indiv idual.net...
>In article <3O*****************@news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
"rf" <rf@invalid.comwrote:
>>"Tim Streater" <ti**********@dante.org.ukwrote in message
>But I have experienced something similar when I dropped into
the perl ng looking for an answer to a specific question about parameter
passing. They were very inwardly focussed and I got told off, so I left.
Quietly.

I used one of those odd email groups once. You post an email to your
favourite chip suppliers group address and it is forwarded to everybody.

"You *MUST* put your reply at the very top of the email chain so nobody has
to scroll down" they said to me.

I did. Seemed to satisfy them. Play by their rules and they don't get upset.
Well, not a lot, anyway :-)
Are we talking about comp.lang.perl? I'd rather read hordes of man
pages than visit that damn group.

--
-Lost
Remove the extra words to reply by e-mail. Don't e-mail me. I am
kidding. No I am not.
Jul 5 '07 #10

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In article <hq******************************@comcast.com>,
-Lost <ma****************@techie.comwrote:
rf wrote:
"Tim Streater" <ti**********@dante.org.ukwrote in message
news:ti********************************@news.indiv idual.net...
In article <3O*****************@news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
"rf" <rf@invalid.comwrote:

"Tim Streater" <ti**********@dante.org.ukwrote in message
But I have experienced something similar when I dropped into
the perl ng looking for an answer to a specific question about parameter
passing. They were very inwardly focussed and I got told off, so I left.
Quietly.
I used one of those odd email groups once. You post an email to your
favourite chip suppliers group address and it is forwarded to everybody.

"You *MUST* put your reply at the very top of the email chain so nobody has
to scroll down" they said to me.

I did. Seemed to satisfy them. Play by their rules and they don't get
upset.
Well, not a lot, anyway :-)

Are we talking about comp.lang.perl? I'd rather read hordes of man
pages than visit that damn group.
I was, yes. They seemed to be too busy arguing about who was better at
reducing any perl script down to a . to have time for a well-formulated
question such as I put.

Given that the choice was between that and reading the perl book
*again*, I used PHP instead, where the doc is written by adults.
Jul 5 '07 #11

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On Jul 5, 5:37 am, anonymouse...@googlemail.com wrote:
This is now such a nasty place to visit so I'm quitting coming here.
Even better - ignore the complainers. Don't give them the attention
they desire.

I've all but quit reading this group because the signal-to-noise level
is so low, but it is what it is. I've learned that there's no point in
complaining about it.

Matt Kruse
Jul 5 '07 #12

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In comp.lang.javascript message <11**********************@q75g2000hsh.go
oglegroups.com>, Thu, 5 Jul 2007 14:39:27, Matt Kruse
<ma**@mattkruse.composted:
>On Jul 5, 5:37 am, anonymouse...@googlemail.com wrote:
>This is now such a nasty place to visit so I'm quitting coming here.

Even better - ignore the complainers. Don't give them the attention
they desire.

I've all but quit reading this group because the signal-to-noise level
is so low, but it is what it is. I've learned that there's no point in
complaining about it.

You only need to kill-rule everything with a three-letter TLD.

You'll initially miss a little good stuff, but that commonly gets quoted
so you'll see it later; but what passes that rule will be comparatively
idiot-free.

--
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Web <URL:http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/- FAQqish topics, acronyms & links;
Astro stuff via astron-1.htm, gravity0.htm ; quotings.htm, pascal.htm, etc.
No Encoding. Quotes before replies. Snip well. Write clearly. Don't Mail News.
Jul 5 '07 #13

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Lee
Dr J R Stockton said:
>
In comp.lang.javascript message <11**********************@q75g2000hsh.go
oglegroups.com>, Thu, 5 Jul 2007 14:39:27, Matt Kruse
<ma**@mattkruse.composted:
>>On Jul 5, 5:37 am, anonymouse...@googlemail.com wrote:
>>This is now such a nasty place to visit so I'm quitting coming here.

Even better - ignore the complainers. Don't give them the attention
they desire.

I've all but quit reading this group because the signal-to-noise level
is so low, but it is what it is. I've learned that there's no point in
complaining about it.


You only need to kill-rule everything with a three-letter TLD.

You'll initially miss a little good stuff, but that commonly gets quoted
so you'll see it later; but what passes that rule will be comparatively
idiot-free.
Not all of the noise is from idiots.
Some is from arrogant bigots.
--

Jul 5 '07 #14

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On Jul 5, 3:37 am, anonymouse...@googlemail.com wrote:
Subject: This newsgroup has become vicious
Not recently.
This is now such a nasty place to visit so I'm quitting coming here.

Newbies are regularly attacked in a vicious way about top-posting -
which is a completely normal thing to do outside of this little
newsgroup micro-world. The equally severe beatings people are given
for not trimming quotes in the right way is also unfair.
It might be helpful to think of this newsgroup as having a compiler.
The compiler first checks for syntax errors in the message. If there
is one (e.g. top-posting) the compiler complains with a vicious
message reporting the error. After you get to know the compilers
syntax rules things are much smoother.
The people who offer answers or solutions are also attacked by the
more experienced here. It's programming, there's rarely a perfect
answer. There's no concept of "ok, that'll work" here. You all have to
get into a "my solution is more standard than yours". You're all
applying such an unnecessary complexity to things. There's the overly
pedantic people who are claiming that eval is evil, that sniffing for
a browser and using that to branch your logic makes you a weak and
basically worthless programmer, and that if any of your code doesn't
pass an strict validation then you're a total idiot. Likewise there's
the lobby that are criticizing anybody who's code is using anything
deprecated, or even worse, something that will be deprecated in the
future.
I think you've missed the point a bit. Most of the people here (with
at least one long-standing notable exception) really want to write
robust, professional code and assume others want the same. Mentions of
eval, sniffing, deprecation are important in this group and I hope
they don't end anytime soon.
You might want to step back and look at what you're doing. You're
basically just being asshole geeks. Does it make you feel good ?
I agree that people should be treated with respect. I think it is
better to ignore a message then to respond rudely with formatting nit
picks. Responding politely with nit picks is fine.

comp.lang.javascript is the best source of JavaScript info on the
internet. You are only hurting yourself if you leave.

Peter

Jul 6 '07 #15

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Tim Streater wrote:
-Lost wrote:
>Are we talking about comp.lang.perl? I'd rather read hordes
of man pages than visit that damn group.

I was, yes. They seemed to be too busy arguing about who was
better at reducing any perl script down to a .
Many car brands invest astronmic amounts of money in Formula-1.

Exploring the extremes of any technology gives you a vast knowlegde
for your normal production work.

--
Bart

Jul 6 '07 #16

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In article <11**********************@g13g2000hsf.googlegroups .com>,
Bart Van der Donck <ba**@nijlen.comwrote:
Tim Streater wrote:
-Lost wrote:
Are we talking about comp.lang.perl? I'd rather read hordes
of man pages than visit that damn group.
I was, yes. They seemed to be too busy arguing about who was
better at reducing any perl script down to a .

Many car brands invest astronmic amounts of money in Formula-1.

Exploring the extremes of any technology gives you a vast knowlegde
for your normal production work.
Agreed. But that would not have precluded their answering my simple
question about parameter passing.

And I code for readability, simplicity, and maintainability, as a mark
of respect for the guy who comes after and has to deal with my stuff.
Jul 6 '07 #17

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On Jul 6, 4:01 pm, Tim Streater <tim.strea...@dante.org.ukwrote:
In article <1183729676.930508.297...@g13g2000hsf.googlegroups .com>,
Bart Van der Donck <b...@nijlen.comwrote:
Tim Streater wrote:
-Lost wrote:
>Are we talking about comp.lang.perl? I'd rather read hordes
>of man pages than visit that damn group.
I was, yes. They seemed to be too busy arguing about who was
better at reducing any perl script down to a .
Many car brands invest astronmic amounts of money in Formula-1.
Exploring the extremes of any technology gives you a vast knowlegde
for your normal production work.

Agreed. But that would not have precluded their answering my simple
question about parameter passing.

And I code for readability, simplicity, and maintainability, as a mark
of respect for the guy who comes after and has to deal with my stuff.
It seems normal to be sarcastic in the profession we are (all) in, at
least based on my experience. Well, even saying 'idiots', 'damn',
'bloody', etc. gives a little of spice to the conversation, though it
can turn into explosion if the other side doesn't remain cool and
understand that you're just having a rough day and it's probably the
colleagues who'll understand if not anyone else (in Serbian, there's a
saying 'Ko e koga, nego svoj svoga' - in loose translation 'Who will
kick you in the butt if not your closest (friend, whatever)'.

However, I also don't understand the netiquette as "rules" but as
suggestions that make the life easier (the group more readable), and I
don't know why anyone would think it's worth stabbing the guy who
posted his/her question "incorrectly" if, for an example, he/she is
not noticed to have been here for a long time and does the same
"mistakes" over and over again. And who has the patience and will for
it, anyway?

Jul 6 '07 #18

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Tim Streater wrote:
Bart Van der Donck wrote:
>Exploring the extremes of any technology gives you a
vast knowlegde for your normal production work.

Agreed. But that would not have precluded their answering
my simple question about parameter passing.
That is a valid point for sure. The primary goal of technic newsgroups
should be to answer the question.
And I code for readability, simplicity, and maintainability,
as a mark of respect for the guy who comes after and has to
deal with my stuff.
Traditional computer theories see it somewhat broader, cfr. the so-
called MATURE-concept:
- Maintainable
- Adaptable
- Transparent
- User-friendly
- Reliable
- Efficient

I think there is a very important distinction. Simplicity and
readability should indeed be priorities in production environments,
which aids to achieve MATURE architectures there. But in a group like
comp.lang.javascript there is (and should be!) room for experiments,
alternative approaches, sport code, quibbling, etc. And bad advice/
code is mostly quickly corrected.

There are too many programmers in companies who have absolutely no
'battle-tests' about their code, which is a pitty, because the quality
of their software would definitely benefit from it.

--
Bart

Jul 6 '07 #19

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-Lost wrote:
>Are we talking about comp.lang.perl? I'd rather read hordes of man
pages than visit that damn group.
That group has been defunct for 12 years or so. Maybe you tend to keep a
grudge for a very long time.

--
Bart.
Jul 6 '07 #20

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Bart Lateur wrote:
-Lost wrote:
>Are we talking about comp.lang.perl? I'd rather read hordes of man
pages than visit that damn group.

That group has been defunct for 12 years or so. Maybe you tend to keep a
grudge for a very long time.
What in the hell are you talking about?

CLP is definitely more active than ACLP. I guess there is CLPM, but
whatever.

--
-Lost
Remove the extra words to reply by e-mail. Don't e-mail me. I am
kidding. No I am not.
Jul 7 '07 #21

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On Jul 7, 10:41 pm, -Lost <maventheextrawo...@techie.comwrote:
You know me, Mr. Nosy. Um, why were you going to use Google Groups when
you have a dedicated news server?
For me personally, I now use Google Groups because I make extensive
use of the iGoogle personalized home page. I get all my RSS feeds and
other info on one screen, including feeds from various groups using my
Google Groups Reader gadget (http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/gadget/
groups/groups.xml). Since I read other groups that are only found on
Google Groups (not usenet) it just makes it more convenient to access
everything in one place.

Not that I like everything about GG. There are many things I'd like to
change.

Matt Kruse

Jul 8 '07 #22

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Matt Kruse wrote:
On Jul 7, 10:41 pm, -Lost <maventheextrawo...@techie.comwrote:
>You know me, Mr. Nosy. Um, why were you going to use Google Groups when
you have a dedicated news server?

For me personally, I now use Google Groups because I make extensive
use of the iGoogle personalized home page. I get all my RSS feeds and
other info on one screen, including feeds from various groups using my
Google Groups Reader gadget (http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/gadget/
groups/groups.xml). Since I read other groups that are only found on
Google Groups (not usenet) it just makes it more convenient to access
everything in one place.
Ah, OK. I am surprised I didn't think of that. That is after all how I
follow the jQuery and Firebug groups.
Not that I like everything about GG. There are many things I'd like to
change.
I'd have to concur.

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Jul 8 '07 #23

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d d
Randy Webb wrote:
Rob has used GG for a while now. I used it for a little while (waiting
to get Giganews setup) and I started to use it yesterday to post a few
things but changed my mind when Google Groups couldn't properly
determine whether I had cookies enabled or not and wouldn't allow me to
sign in.
It's slightly ironic when you're looking at c.l.j via google groups that
it has so many javascript problems. I lost count of the number of
different JS errors and IE alerts asking me if I want to debug. I was
also forced to use GG until I got my ISP to release their top secret
news server info. I wish the Firebug group wasn't google only.

~dd
Jul 8 '07 #24

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d d said the following on 7/8/2007 4:18 AM:
Randy Webb wrote:
>Rob has used GG for a while now. I used it for a little while (waiting
to get Giganews setup) and I started to use it yesterday to post a few
things but changed my mind when Google Groups couldn't properly
determine whether I had cookies enabled or not and wouldn't allow me
to sign in.

It's slightly ironic when you're looking at c.l.j via google groups that
it has so many javascript problems. I lost count of the number of
different JS errors and IE alerts asking me if I want to debug. I was
also forced to use GG until I got my ISP to release their top secret
news server info. I wish the Firebug group wasn't google only.
Could Google properly determine whether you have cookies enabled or not?
When I tried to sign in it would tell me to allow cookies before I could
sign in. Cookies are enabled as the other sites I use (mostly banking)
require them as well. Google just couldn't figure that out.

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Jul 8 '07 #25

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-Lost said the following on 7/7/2007 11:41 PM:
Randy Webb wrote:
<snip>
>Rob has used GG for a while now. I used it for a little while (waiting
to get Giganews setup) and I started to use it yesterday to post a few
things but changed my mind when Google Groups couldn't properly
determine whether I had cookies enabled or not and wouldn't allow me
to sign in.

You know me, Mr. Nosy. Um, why were you going to use Google Groups when
you have a dedicated news server?
My laptop got dropped in an airport 600 miles from home. My desktop was
on my desk at home, and I got extremely bored at the beach and wanted to
read the group so I borrowed a laptop to use for a few days. Rather than
installing a newsreader, setting it up, and then having to uninstall
it after I finished, I decided to use my old GG account. After they
couldn't properly figure out cookies were enabled, I said to heck with
it all and waited until I got back home.
For what it's worth, I only use Google Groups to search for content.
That is about all it is good for unless you spend a lot of time and
effort to try to use it to reply to a post. It isn't that bad now that
they have the reply feature "fixed" but it is the people who don't
realize what they are replying to and where that they want to snip
everything (which they manually have to do) so it appears "cleaner" in
Google Groups.

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Javascript Best Practices - http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
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Randy Webb wrote:
d d said the following on 7/8/2007 4:18 AM:
Could Google properly determine whether you have cookies enabled or not?
Maybe some over-paranoid anti-spyware protection you've got has put
google on a cookie black-list.

~dd
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d d said the following on 7/8/2007 2:59 PM:
Randy Webb wrote:
>d d said the following on 7/8/2007 4:18 AM:
Could Google properly determine whether you have cookies enabled or not?

Maybe some over-paranoid anti-spyware protection you've got has put
google on a cookie black-list.
Indeed it was. After some neat tricks with a desktop PC, a web cam and
about 30 minutes of looking, I found what was causing it. Yes, it was an
"over-paranoid anti-spyware program" that had black listed any and all
of Google and prevented it from setting cookies. The culprit? Googles
own tool-bar. Nice to see that Google considers its own website as a
source of potential spy-ware problems.

Oh well, such is the world of computing.

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Randy
Chance Favors The Prepared Mind
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Javascript Best Practices - http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
Jul 8 '07 #28

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RobG wrote on 09 jul 2007 in comp.lang.javascript:
I've tried and dumped gmail.
Gmail is nice to decode that occasional winmail.dat,
sent by people whose outlook on the cyberworld is Outlook.

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The Netherlands.
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Jul 9 '07 #29

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Randy Webb wrote:
-Lost said the following on 7/7/2007 11:41 PM:
>Randy Webb wrote:

<snip>
>>Rob has used GG for a while now. I used it for a little while
(waiting to get Giganews setup) and I started to use it yesterday to
post a few things but changed my mind when Google Groups couldn't
properly determine whether I had cookies enabled or not and wouldn't
allow me to sign in.

You know me, Mr. Nosy. Um, why were you going to use Google Groups
when you have a dedicated news server?

My laptop got dropped in an airport 600 miles from home. My desktop was
on my desk at home, and I got extremely bored at the beach and wanted to
read the group so I borrowed a laptop to use for a few days. Rather than
installing a newsreader, setting it up, and then having to uninstall it
after I finished, I decided to use my old GG account. After they
couldn't properly figure out cookies were enabled, I said to heck with
it all and waited until I got back home.
>For what it's worth, I only use Google Groups to search for content.

That is about all it is good for unless you spend a lot of time and
effort to try to use it to reply to a post. It isn't that bad now that
they have the reply feature "fixed" but it is the people who don't
realize what they are replying to and where that they want to snip
everything (which they manually have to do) so it appears "cleaner" in
Google Groups.
Well, all that Google nonsense aside, I have but one question...

Was the blond nymphomaniac there? (For you, I hope, yes.) ;)

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Jul 10 '07 #30

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Randy Webb wrote:
-Lost said the following on 7/10/2007 4:33 AM:
>Randy Webb wrote:

<snip>
>>and I got extremely bored at the beach and

<snip>
>Well, all that Google nonsense aside, I have but one question...

Was the blond nymphomaniac there? (For you, I hope, yes.) ;)

if (blondeNympho){
boredRandy = false;
}else
{
boredRandy=true;
}

Since I was bored....... But, no, she wasn't there. She showed up the
day after I left to come home. My timing sucks sometimes....
Hahaha! Well, at least you don't miss the obvious as consistently as I
do. ;)

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Jul 10 '07 #31

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Amen.
Jul 13 '07 #32

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