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2004\07\17@115207 by Olin Lathrop

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Hi, folks.  I've decided to resubscribe to the PIClist, at least for a
while.  I suspected all along that James could only remove someone from the
list, and didn't have the means to actually ban them.  Even if he did,
coming back as a different email address would be trivial.  I didn't bother
earlier because I couldn't see a reason to.  Yeah, the PIClist is a fun
diversion, but can also be a time sink.

I've come back because I've got a few things to announce.  One is a do it
yourself hobby programmer I'll be sending an AD message about shortly, but
there are a few other things that may be useful to PIC users.  I'll wait a
little while to see if James gets an itchy trigger finger first.

About getting bounced from the list:

I looked in the archives and saw a large number of messages about this after
James kicked me off the list, so I think I have the right to say what I
think too (Yes James, it's tagged OT).

First, I was surprised by James' action.  I thought my post WAS toned down a
bit from previous ones.  I didn't ask if mommy knew he was playing with the
'puter again, or cast dispersions on his heritage.  All I did was tell the
guy he was "being an idiot".  C'mon now, did anyone really think I meant
that his IQ was below some specific threshold level?  Of course not.  It's
just a manner of speaking which means pretty much "you did something
stupid".  If you can't get over people occasionally calling you an "idiot",
"moron", or "bozo", then you don't belong on the internet or most anywhere
else in society.  Get over it.

Second, I don't think most people, including this guy, want to be percieved
as posting stupid messages.  Therefore, telling them their message was
percieved as stupid or idiotic is doing them a favor.  Maybe they weren't
aware how others would perceive it and try to not do that in the future.  If
they still think their message was correct, just ignore what I said.  Big
deal.  If they are really hot and bothered about it, tell me I was being an
idiot for reacting that way.  Again, big deal.  I'd probably find that
entertaining.

Third, James' claim of having warned me is a bit misleading.  I had posted a
number of worse (at least according to what I think James' scale is) replies
than that over a bunch of years.  Sometimes I would get a nastygram from
James about how I shouldn't do this or that, or tone it down a bit.  This
message WAS toned down from other ones that didn't elicit the same response,
so I thought it was a bit unfair to suddenly redefine what was acceptable
and bounce me off the list when I had every reason to think that message was
acceptable.

Fourth, James made a bit of a tactical error.  If he wanted to lower the bar
on acceptable messages by making a public example, that could have been
accomplished with less disruption by "banning" me for a week or something.
If I remember right, I was in the middle of a tight project and it probably
would have taken more than a week for me to get around to resubscribing
anyway.  I think James just gets disproportionally pissed off about these
relatively trivial issues in the scheme of things, and his knee jerked
before his brain engaged.

Anyway, I'll leave OT enabled for a few days until I head off to Masters.
Anyone else going to Masters?


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2004\07\17@124746 by David VanHorn

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Hey there!  I for one am glad to see you back.

While you've been gone, the group went out and bought >1000 AVR processors!

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2004\07\17@134133 by Wouter van Ooijen

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Hi Olin

1. I am glad you are back.
2. I hope you will behave yet retain your critcaster role.
3. Don't be mislead by people protesting James' discison. I disagreed,
but I would vote him (and his running mates, or maybe it is the other
way round) for president any time.

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2004\07\17@135415 by Alexandre Guimaraes

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   It is nice to have you back... Please try to keep it a little coller..

   I hope James gives all of us the opportunity to have your expertise
available to the list again. We already lost too many...

Best regards,
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2004\07\17@144151 by Satyadev Vyas

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Welcome back.

Satyadev Vyas

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2004\07\17@160729 by Larry G. Nelson Sr.

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Hi. Glad to see you back again. I will be at the Masters again. I haven't
missed one yet.
Larry


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2004\07\17@192345 by James Newton, Host

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1. Welcome back! I am truly happy to have you and relieved that you have
decided to come back. I missed you.

2. I most certainly CAN ban people from the list, and chose not to do so to
you. Yes, you can fake who you are, but you can't prevent yourself from
being dropped again and again if you act like a jerk. I have any number of
volunteers who have already offered to watch for and drop any new subscriber
who is insulting to others.

3. After you left, the list was just as active, newbie questions still got
answered, AND there was little if any rudeness. Also, despite coming into
spring and summer, our subscription rate is up. This breaks a trend. People
like a friendly list and there are plenty of smart, knowledgeable and NICE
engineers on this list.

4. It is NOT, NOT, NOT your job to "teach by embarrassment" as you seem to
like to do on this list, at least as long as I am a list owner. If you make
ONE disparaging remark about someone's PERSON as a result of their POST,
especially if it is their first, for no reason other than it being stupid,
I'll hit the button without warning, thought, or concern.

And I will do the same (probably with a private warning) to anyone else who
follows that example. You have already been warned.

If you can't interact here with that understanding, then please do post your
[AD]: and then sign back off or lurk.

Best wishes

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2004\07\18@064852 by Howard Winter

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James,

On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 16:23:16 -0700, James Newton, Host wrote:

> 1. Welcome back! I am truly happy to have you and relieved that you have decided to come back. I missed you.

Hear Hear!

>...<

> If you make ONE disparaging remark about someone's PERSON as a result of their POST, especially if it is
their first, for no reason other than it being stupid, I'll hit the button without warning, thought, or
concern.

I used to run the busiest of the UK Compuserve forums, and we had a similar rule:  you can say what you like
about what someone *says* but you cannot impugne the person themselves.  So you can say "That doesn't make
sense" but you can't say "You are an idiot for saying that".  A lot of people seem to have trouble stopping at
that line!  But we had the rules, clearly laid down, and any infringements were dealt with by the Sysop team,
either deleting the offending message(s), privately warning the miscreant (it was *never* done in public) or
for persistent or very serious single offenders, banning them from the forum.

On the topic: "You shouldn't be here if you're so sensitive as to be aggrieved when I insult you": No!  This
is blaming the victim.  If I hit someone in the face with a shovel, it's not their nose's fault for being too
weak to withstand it.  They may have done something to "deserve" it, but it isn't my job to put them in their
place in an environment such as this - tolerance should be the first response, and gentle nudging in the
direction of getting a clue is much better than trying to "force" them into acting more sensibly.  If it
doesn't work then just ignore them because making them go away isn't appropriate.  Some people do take insults
to heart - it's a wide world and there are lots of different people, who all have a right to be helped by the
more knowledgeable / experienced / fortunate, although the latter also have the right to not help someone they
think is a waste of their time.  But they don't have the right to insult them because of this.  All this IMHO,
of course!  :-)

One of the rules we had was that there was to be no discussion of the administrative decisions - the likes of
"You can't ban XXXXXX because he's a good member of the forum" were not allowed, because (as I'm sure you've
seen) the ensuing ruckus takes over the place, completely swamping the "real" messages, with a Signal / Noise
ratio several orders of magnitude the wrong way!  And since the Sysops' decision is final, discussing it is
pretty pointless anyway... although private messages of support or otherwise were fine, and even Wizops are
only human!  :-)

You do a good job, James, and I fully understand what's involved, and quite how thankless it can be.  And I'm
glad Olin is back because I learn a lot from him!

Thank You!


Howard Winter
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2004\07\18@084216 by appt

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> From: "Olin Lathrop"
> Hi, folks.  I've decided to resubscribe to the PIClist, at least for a
> while.  I suspected all along that James could only remove someone from
the
> list, and didn't have the means to actually ban them.  Even if he did,
> coming back as a different email address would be trivial.

OK. Thought about the merit of doing this.
It has pros and cons.
You've expressed your opinion, as you have a right (of sorts :-) ) to do
about the list admins reaction and how bad or good your behaviour was.

I'd like to comment on your comments.

First off, I was one of the ones who argued, both on list and off list, for
your being RETAINED on the list. This was BOTH because you were without
doubt a valuable list member AND because I felt it was worth putting the
effort into having you as part of the greater family here for your sake as
well as everyone else's.

I greatly respect you technical abilities and note the usefulness of the
development resources that you have made available to all.

However (there's always a however :-( ) I am astounded at the content of
your introductory reappearance letter. (And I get less astoundable as the
years progress.).

I am not at all suggesting that I am perfect in my onlist behaviour or that
I should never be "corrected" or advised. It even happens sometimes :-)

As I interpret what you write (and interpretations are subjective) you are
saying that James was wrong, that he was silly and unfair to have acted as
he did, that what you did overall was fair and reasonable and that you
expect to pick up more or less where you had left off,  and that he can't
keep you out anyway - nyah nyah - so there.

The concept of cumulative performance doesn't seem to have entered into your
consciousness. I do not have a private line into James brain but I imagine
what got to James was your continual unremitting rudeness not only to people
who arguably deserved, at worst,  some sort of lesser insult and correction
than you delivered but also those who you insulted quite undeservedly or
quite unintelligently. A number of those who you have been rude to have been
new to the list and also did not speak English as a first language. I am
away from my home PC at present so can't easily check, but there was one
gentleman who may well not have been back since you attacked him. He was
essentially polite, potentially extraordinarily useful to the PICLIST
community (possibly potentially more useful than yourself)(if that can be
imagined) and you ripped into in grand style. The problem was - the
misunderstanding was in your mind, because he was French and misunderstood
ONE word you had used. On the basis of this usage you launched a fullish
broad side. The word was "demand". You used it first. He misunderstood it.
What do you think a Frenchman with French very much his primary language
might think the word to mean? You could argue that you could hardly be
expected to realise that he had not understood you. My point is that if you
hadn't got stuck into him as you did then the misunderstanding would have
been largely irrelevant. This man happens to be mature, technically
confident and competent in the extreme and able to stick up for himself well
enough. But you have been just as happy to rip into others where language
was the key to your misunderstanding and they have done nothing that in any
way merits your correction. On the occasions where this has happened and you
have subsequently been made aware of your error I do not recall you ever
having apologised. (Actually, on reflection, I do not recall you having
apologised ever under any circumstances, but my memory is not eidetic).

James has, as you may recall, expressly stated that you are not official
list behavioural policeman and that he doesn't expect you to assume that
role. (words not verbatim but that was the gist). I also do not have that
role or right - but I feel the right to feel just the wee-est bit protective
for James when you come back with such an introduction.

It would have been "nice" if there had been the slightest amount of
contrition, perhaps just a tip of the hat to the difficulty of the admin'
role in dealing with such matters etc.

In your absence we have had the same range of newbies, people seeking to
have their term projects done, unthinking questioners, people who can't yet
spell G-O-O-G-L-E, and their ilk. They have been dealt with in varying ways
by varying people, mostly quite ably and happily (with perhaps one notable
exception). Their mommys have not been invoked, their IQ's denigrated or
their confidence in humanity deeply shaken. If you bring your extremely
considerable technical competence to bear on assisting the next 1000 such
people who you deem deserving of you efforts, and leave the lazy, stupid,
*AND* English-not-a-first-language, AND the
new-to-this-sort-of-thing-and-not-quite-sure-where-to-start and their ilk to
the tender mercies of your list family THEN I can see a win win situation
for us all. If rather you insist on re-assuming your Muppets-bald-eagle type
role of yore, pushing James to the limit to prove that you are really in
control and can't be pushed around and refusing to consider whether a
person's apparent stupidity may be due to a language barrier or whatever,
then we should have interesting times. Nobody ever asks YOU personally to
answer their questions except when your name is mentioned or they are
responding to a post you made personally. Why not just leave those who are
not worthy of you to others to sort out? The gap between your technical
abilities and your social graces is immense. This is not a crime. It's not
necessarily even a defect per se. The world can be a better place because of
the existence of brilliant socially-graceless people. Only when one starts
trying to become expert in all fields do we get problems. And ...

OK - stop there. Before you reply (or press delete).
Does this feel good?  Is this really the way we should be doing things? Do
you feel edified, informed or uplifted by my rant?
Now -
> Therefore, telling them their message was
> percieved as stupid or idiotic is doing them a favor.  Maybe they weren't
> aware how others would perceive it and try to not do that in the future.
If
> they still think their message was correct, just ignore what I said.  Big
> deal.  If they are really hot and bothered about it, tell me I was being
an
> idiot for reacting that way.  Again, big deal.  I'd probably find that
> entertaining.

Have I done you a favour? Are you now more aware how others may perceive
your post(s)? Are you just going to shrug this all off? (and were you going
to before I asked that question?) Do you really want me to call you an idiot
for reacting as you have? Are you entertained?

Have I overdone it here? Probably.
Have you got the point? Hopefully.
Why not live and let live? Bless us with you undoubted brilliance! Make
everyone's lives more pleasant by both your contributions and your silence,
as relevant.
AND, in the process make James' day !!!! :-)

I'll try to do the same :-)


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2004\07\18@085504 by Carlos Marcano

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Great arguments, Mr. McMahon. I believe this is what it is all about:

To try to solucionate differences, respecting the differences.

Welcome back Mr. Lathrop!
Great work Mr. Newton!

Regards,

*Carlos Marcano*
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P.S: The post isn´t trimmed to let everybody now what I am talkig about.
Please next replier (if any) trim it. Thanks.

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Asunto: Re: [OT]: Hello again


> From: "Olin Lathrop"
> Hi, folks.  I've decided to resubscribe to the PIClist, at least for a
> while.  I suspected all along that James could only remove someone from
the
> list, and didn't have the means to actually ban them.  Even if he did,
> coming back as a different email address would be trivial.

OK. Thought about the merit of doing this.
It has pros and cons.
You've expressed your opinion, as you have a right (of sorts :-) ) to do
about the list admins reaction and how bad or good your behaviour was.

I'd like to comment on your comments.

First off, I was one of the ones who argued, both on list and off list, for
your being RETAINED on the list. This was BOTH because you were without
doubt a valuable list member AND because I felt it was worth putting the
effort into having you as part of the greater family here for your sake as
well as everyone else's.

I greatly respect you technical abilities and note the usefulness of the
development resources that you have made available to all.

However (there's always a however :-( ) I am astounded at the content of
your introductory reappearance letter. (And I get less astoundable as the
years progress.).

I am not at all suggesting that I am perfect in my onlist behaviour or that
I should never be "corrected" or advised. It even happens sometimes :-)

As I interpret what you write (and interpretations are subjective) you are
saying that James was wrong, that he was silly and unfair to have acted as
he did, that what you did overall was fair and reasonable and that you
expect to pick up more or less where you had left off,  and that he can't
keep you out anyway - nyah nyah - so there.

The concept of cumulative performance doesn't seem to have entered into your
consciousness. I do not have a private line into James brain but I imagine
what got to James was your continual unremitting rudeness not only to people
who arguably deserved, at worst,  some sort of lesser insult and correction
than you delivered but also those who you insulted quite undeservedly or
quite unintelligently. A number of those who you have been rude to have been
new to the list and also did not speak English as a first language. I am
away from my home PC at present so can't easily check, but there was one
gentleman who may well not have been back since you attacked him. He was
essentially polite, potentially extraordinarily useful to the PICLIST
community (possibly potentially more useful than yourself)(if that can be
imagined) and you ripped into in grand style. The problem was - the
misunderstanding was in your mind, because he was French and misunderstood
ONE word you had used. On the basis of this usage you launched a fullish
broad side. The word was "demand". You used it first. He misunderstood it.
What do you think a Frenchman with French very much his primary language
might think the word to mean? You could argue that you could hardly be
expected to realise that he had not understood you. My point is that if you
hadn't got stuck into him as you did then the misunderstanding would have
been largely irrelevant. This man happens to be mature, technically
confident and competent in the extreme and able to stick up for himself well
enough. But you have been just as happy to rip into others where language
was the key to your misunderstanding and they have done nothing that in any
way merits your correction. On the occasions where this has happened and you
have subsequently been made aware of your error I do not recall you ever
having apologised. (Actually, on reflection, I do not recall you having
apologised ever under any circumstances, but my memory is not eidetic).

James has, as you may recall, expressly stated that you are not official
list behavioural policeman and that he doesn't expect you to assume that
role. (words not verbatim but that was the gist). I also do not have that
role or right - but I feel the right to feel just the wee-est bit protective
for James when you come back with such an introduction.

It would have been "nice" if there had been the slightest amount of
contrition, perhaps just a tip of the hat to the difficulty of the admin'
role in dealing with such matters etc.

In your absence we have had the same range of newbies, people seeking to
have their term projects done, unthinking questioners, people who can't yet
spell G-O-O-G-L-E, and their ilk. They have been dealt with in varying ways
by varying people, mostly quite ably and happily (with perhaps one notable
exception). Their mommys have not been invoked, their IQ's denigrated or
their confidence in humanity deeply shaken. If you bring your extremely
considerable technical competence to bear on assisting the next 1000 such
people who you deem deserving of you efforts, and leave the lazy, stupid,
*AND* English-not-a-first-language, AND the
new-to-this-sort-of-thing-and-not-quite-sure-where-to-start and their ilk to
the tender mercies of your list family THEN I can see a win win situation
for us all. If rather you insist on re-assuming your Muppets-bald-eagle type
role of yore, pushing James to the limit to prove that you are really in
control and can't be pushed around and refusing to consider whether a
person's apparent stupidity may be due to a language barrier or whatever,
then we should have interesting times. Nobody ever asks YOU personally to
answer their questions except when your name is mentioned or they are
responding to a post you made personally. Why not just leave those who are
not worthy of you to others to sort out? The gap between your technical
abilities and your social graces is immense. This is not a crime. It's not
necessarily even a defect per se. The world can be a better place because of
the existence of brilliant socially-graceless people. Only when one starts
trying to become expert in all fields do we get problems. And ...

OK - stop there. Before you reply (or press delete).
Does this feel good?  Is this really the way we should be doing things? Do
you feel edified, informed or uplifted by my rant?
Now -
> Therefore, telling them their message was
> percieved as stupid or idiotic is doing them a favor.  Maybe they weren't
> aware how others would perceive it and try to not do that in the future.
If
> they still think their message was correct, just ignore what I said.  Big
> deal.  If they are really hot and bothered about it, tell me I was being
an
> idiot for reacting that way.  Again, big deal.  I'd probably find that
> entertaining.

Have I done you a favour? Are you now more aware how others may perceive
your post(s)? Are you just going to shrug this all off? (and were you going
to before I asked that question?) Do you really want me to call you an idiot
for reacting as you have? Are you entertained?

Have I overdone it here? Probably.
Have you got the point? Hopefully.
Why not live and let live? Bless us with you undoubted brilliance! Make
everyone's lives more pleasant by both your contributions and your silence,
as relevant.
AND, in the process make James' day !!!! :-)

I'll try to do the same :-)


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2004\07\18@090617 by Olin Lathrop

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Hey, Russell, it took me all the way to the end before I figured out this
message was from you.  Your FROM field showed up as "appt" in Outlook
Express.

> Have I done you a favour?

I wouldn't call it a favor.

> Are you now more aware how others may perceive your post(s)?

Not really, since I've heard a range of sentiments, including yours, before.
I remember you being more towards the touchy-feely end of things previously.

> Are you just going to shrug this all off?

Mostly.

> (and were you going to before I asked that question?)

Ha, ha.  This question demonstrates a great understing of how things really
work.  The answer is "pretty much".

> Do you really want me to call you an idiot for reacting as you have?

I have no objection, but watch out for James.  He might bounce you from the
list in a misguided attempt to "protect" me or the list.

> Are you entertained?

Yeah.

> Have I overdone it here?

Nah.


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2004\07\18@093801 by Wouter van Ooijen

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> [AD]: and then sign back off or lurk.

[AD:] ?

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2004\07\18@094237 by Russell McMahon

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> Hey, Russell, it took me all the way to the end before I figured out this
> message was from you.  Your FROM field showed up as "appt" in Outlook
> Express.

Thanks - that should be better - set that up on a PC away from home and had
missed the sender address.


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2004\07\18@100521 by Olin Lathrop

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> [AD:] ?

I think James was referring to my saying I would post an AD message shortly,
which I did.  I just went to the archives to try to get a URL to the
message, but there doesn't seem to be a unique URL.  The browser just showed
".../postbot.asp?".

James, is there a way to get the unique URL of a specific PIClist message in
the archive?

Anyway, the product I announced in the AD message is described at
http://www.embedinc.com/easyprog.  Sorry if this competes with the Wisp, but
I'm doing this for other reasons than making money on this product.  I
really don't expect to break even, but that's not why I'm doing this.


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2004\07\18@105724 by dal

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Welcome back!  Maybe I'll get to meet you at masters this year!

Speaking of returning long-time members; has anyone heard from Roman Black
or any of the old group that seem to have dropped off?
-Dal

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2004\07\18@111220 by Wouter van Ooijen

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> > [AD:] ?

If this replies to my message: I was referring to the [AD:] versus [AD]:
confusion

> Sorry if this competes with the Wisp, but
> I'm doing this for other reasons than making money on this product.

It somewhat does, maybe like the Microchip sampling competes (or
destroys) some of my buisiness. But on the other hand: free PIcs in
limited amount only wet the appetite for more PICs and the related
things (LCDs etc) which I also sell. Likewise alternatives for Wisp628
will only increase the acceptance of PICs. And maybe it will reduce the
number of emails I get from people who can't get their
serial-port-powered program to work :)

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2004\07\18@115710 by James Newton, Host

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Turn off frames at the opening screen. Or right click on the actual post and
select properties, then copy the URL from there. It can also be shortened
www.piclist.com/techref/postbot.asp?by=time&id=piclist\yyyy\mm\dd\tim
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2004\07\18@151718 by Dwayne Reid

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At 09:41 AM 7/17/2004, Olin Lathrop wrote:
>Hi, folks.  I've decided to resubscribe to the PIClist, at least for a
>while.

Hi there, Olin.

Glad to see you back again.  I hope that you do stick around.

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2004\07\18@202215 by Peter van Hoof

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Olin,

I like many here probably have a question for you
(and appologise beforehand  though I live in the US these days english is
not my native language)
What is the reason  you came back, and what do you expect to get from the
list?

Peter van Hoof

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2004\07\19@032203 by Luis Moreira

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Hi Olin
glad to see you back.

regards
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2004\07\19@152059 by Dominic Stratten

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Welcome back to the list Olin - I'd like to say its been quiet without you
but there have been plenty of other people to argue with ;-)

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2004\07\20@105945 by Omer YALHI

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Actually [AD]: seems to be the correct notation, below is the automatic
message attached to the emails (sometimes):

http://www.piclist.com hint: PICList Posts must start with ONE topic:
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Earlier:
> [AD]: and then sign back off or lurk.

[AD:] ?

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2004\07\21@075442 by Gerhard Fiedler

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>> [AD]: and then sign back off or lurk.
>
> [AD:] ?

> Actually [AD]: seems to be the correct notation, below is the automatic
> message attached to the emails (sometimes):

I had that same question when I came back to the "new" piclist after a
while off, and I was told that for the list processor it doesn't matter,
but that the version with the colon inside the brackets "[AD:]" is less
likely to get mangled by mail clients that try to do some subject line
clean-up to get rid of superfluous RE: and FW: etc.

Gerhard

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2004\07\21@125834 by James Newton, Host

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If we weren't about to move to mailman, we would need to figure this out. My
tests showed that Outhouse had a problem with the colon INSIDE the brackets.


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2004\07\21@212901 by Jim Tellier

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James Newton wrote:
> If we weren't about to move to mailman, we would need to figure this out.
My
> tests showed that Outhouse had a problem with the colon INSIDE the
brackets.
>
I can confirm that!   your (above) message was sent as [OT]:, and it did in
fact
show up in my Off-Topic folder.   What's so damn confusing about "Outhouse"
is that
"most" posts to [OT:], [PIC:], {EE:] etc. *DO* get moved to my other
appropriate
folders!!! (i.e. I have similar rules for each of the PICLIST category
tags).
It's just "some" of the [xx:] posts that inevitably show up in my INBOX!  I
can't
see any rhyme or reason to Outhouse's behavior.   Oh, maybe it only happens
on
days that end in "Y"!! :^)
Jim

An example of my mail rules:
Apply this rule after the message arrives

Where the Subject line contains '[OT]' or '[OT]:' or '[OT:]'

and Where the To line contains 'PICLIST'

Move it to the Off-Topic folder


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2004\07\21@220716 by Richard Prosser

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Why not just filtrt on "[OT" ??

RP



James Newton wrote:
> If we weren't about to move to mailman, we would need to figure this out.
My
> tests showed that Outhouse had a problem with the colon INSIDE the
brackets.
>
I can confirm that!   your (above) message was sent as [OT]:, and it did in
fact
show up in my Off-Topic folder.   What's so damn confusing about "Outhouse"
is that
"most" posts to [OT:], [PIC:], {EE:] etc. *DO* get moved to my other
appropriate
folders!!! (i.e. I have similar rules for each of the PICLIST category
tags).
It's just "some" of the [xx:] posts that inevitably show up in my INBOX!  I
can't
see any rhyme or reason to Outhouse's behavior.   Oh, maybe it only happens
on
days that end in "Y"!! :^)
Jim

An example of my mail rules:
Apply this rule after the message arrives

Where the Subject line contains '[OT]' or '[OT]:' or '[OT:]'

and Where the To line contains 'PICLIST'

Move it to the Off-Topic folder

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2004\07\22@065926 by Alan B. Pearce

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>Why not just filtrt on "[OT" ??

I have set my rules up so that the colon is required, so that any which do
not comply fall into a catch all box for piclist mails, in an effort to make
sure I modify the header to comply with the rules, if I do reply.

This does not stop my outlook expletive from dropping the tag when replying
to a start of thread mail :))))


>> If we weren't about to move to mailman, we would need to figure
>> this out. My tests showed that Outhouse had a problem with the
>> colon INSIDE the brackets.

The problem is that Outlook and Outlook Express strip up to the colon if the
colon is within the first 4 (IIRC) characters. You can see this when
untagged messages have "Re: ] " as the start of the subject when the colon
was inside the brackets.

>I can confirm that!   your (above) message was sent as [OT]:,
>and it did in fact show up in my Off-Topic folder.   What's so
>damn confusing about "Outhouse" is that "most" posts to [OT:],
>[PIC:], {EE:] etc. *DO* get moved to my other appropriate folders!!!
>(i.e. I have similar rules for each of the PICLIST category tags).
>It's just "some" of the [xx:] posts that inevitably show up in
>my INBOX!  I can't see any rhyme or reason to Outhouse's behavior.
>Oh, maybe it only happens on days that end in "Y"!! :^)

No it happens when people put extra spaces in the tag. Some people put a
space between the colon and the tag, whereas the strict tag has no spaces.
My rules allow for the tag to be inside or outside the brackets, with no
spaces, and then I have a rule set so that if the message falls through the
tag rules, then it is checked to see if it is from the piclist, and put into
a "catch-all" box instead of being left in the inbox.

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2004\07\23@171223 by dr. Imre Bartfai

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Howard,

you told as from my heart. However, there is some linguistical aspects
which make the decision between *offending the person* and *criticize the
statement* not so easy as there is a gray zone between them. Only as
example: *what you told is bullshit* *u behaves like a bullshit-speaker
IMHO* *u talk like a bozo* *u're similar to a bozo* *u're a bozo*. So the
gray zone is not zero width one. The problem is only, different person
feels the frontier between black and white (somewhere in the gray zone) at
different level and of course, almost all people think the line is for all
the people exactly at the same level. I am personally a sensitive man so I
feel me occasionally also offended when the other person did not intent to
offend me. It may depend on wording, too...
Excuse me for my not-native tongue spoken English. I hope I could express
what I think.

Regards,
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2004\07\23@181147 by James Newton, Host

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So true. The theory of relativity as applied to human social interaction. I
tend to look at it as probabilities. The nicer your post, the less chance
there is of offending.

And this leads to using a "fuzzy logic" approach to figure out what action
is best for the list as a whole. On the one had, this makes it very hard to
"justify" or explain my decisions. On the other hand, it does, in fact, make
it possible for me to be influenced by my own personal bias.

On the gripping hand, it seems to have worked well.

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2004\07\23@182429 by David VanHorn

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>On the gripping hand, it seems to have worked well.

And so mote it be. :)

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2004\07\24@083930 by Gerhard Fiedler

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On 7/22/04 08:00:41, in gmane.comp.hardware.microcontrollers.pic you wrote:

> This does not stop my outlook expletive from dropping the tag when replying
> to a start of thread mail :))))

I have a separate email account for mailing lists, and use a different
mail/news reader for those. Mainly because Outlook doesn't show email
folders in a threaded view (maybe Outlook Express can).

And I've started to watch the list through the above newsgroup... has its
advantages, too.

Gerhard

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