Re: FlameFest II: This is is not CS 1

From: James A. Young (
Date: 05/09/96

On Thu, 9 May 1996, Edward Almasy wrote:

> James A. Young writes:
> > I don't care either way, but you also missed my point Jeremy.  The point 
> > is that no one should be damned for not knowing something, not everyone 
> > knows everything.  I've been in computer and programming and stuff for 12 
> > years and I still don't know everything there is to know about 
> > computers.  Do you understand my point now?
> *You* (and some other people here) seem to be missing two of the main
> points of this discussion:
> 1) This is not a mailing list for questions about C programming.  Such
>   questions are about as appropriate here as questions about installing
>   "make", or about getting your internet link working correctly.
NO shadoodle Sherlock!  I know what the purpose of the list is, I did 
*read* the info about BEFORE I subscribed.

> 2) This is a mailing list populated by people running a MUD as a hobby,
>   not a technical support forum staffed by salaried support specialists.
>   Asking a question without first consulting the available documentation
>   shows alot of disrespect for the other people here, and eventually
>   causes some of them to stop bothering to respond to any messages, and
>   others to leave the list completely.
I haven't read anything in the docs that I have not understood yet, but 
remember, not everyone interprets things the same.  We are all different 
people with different ideas.  I'm very well aware that it's not tech 
support, but sorry, you're being very ignorant about it.  You also have 
to realize that not all documentation is complete (Coding.doc).  I 
personally had no trouble with the coding aspect at all.  Jeez, can you 
get that through your head?  Why have the list at all?  You should know 
that there are always going to be new people asking all kinds of 
questions, especially questions that has already been answered a 
gazillion times.  All I can say is that no one is putting a gun to your 
head.  You don't have to reply to anything you don't want to reply to, 
nor you even have to be on ths list.  Boy I hate to see you at a service 
oriented job, especially with computers.  I can tell you from experience 
that NO one reads those computer manuals, don't believe me, call any 
computer company and they will tell you that a lot of people don't read 
the manuals at all.  In fact, some people just buy computers because the 
have the money to blow away, THINK ABOUT IT!

> Why are these concepts so hard to grasp?  Or do people here just plain
> disagree with the above views?
The answer is both and also people are being VERY closed minded about 
this and I'm sorry, I don't care what happens, you can't be.  Of anyone, 
you SHOULD know this if your signature is accurate.
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