Re: [NEWBIE] Poofin/Poofout

From: Eduardo Gutierrez de Oliveira (
Date: 10/15/96

On Tue, 15 Oct 1996, Stefan Jakobsson wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Oct 1996, Eduardo Gutierrez de Oliveira wrote:
> > > Why arent these messages beeing saved?
> > "Hello all, I am having this problem, is it normal? How could I fix it,
> > please, do you know where can I get more info? Oh, lookee, it's in the
> > readme! What do you know, thanks anyway, good luck to y'all, bye, Stefan"
> > I thought there was something missing in the previous post, for a moment I
> > felt myself like HAL9000 waiting to answer human questions.
> *sigh* If you look in the header it is clearly stated [NEWBIE]...

My point is that it doesn't matter if you're a newbie, you still are
talking to real people and standard education works as usual, greet, ask,
thanks, wave goodbye.

> So i am new to this, i DID read all the files that came along with the 
> Circle3.0 bpl 11 distribution, and no, i can't find anything about 
> poofin/poofout in any of them, but since you seem to have, maybe next 
> time, instead of taking on a superior attitude that deter instead of 
> encourage, just write 'look in the-whatever-file'.

I do know it is in the docs somewhere, because I did know it didnt work
when I started up the server (maybe i read it in the list), anyway, you
could have made the message a little more polite and maybe also a little
more complete, if I were a little more cynic, I would have answered that
it doesn't save the poofins/poofouts because it isnt programmed to do so.
So you would send another post to ask for code to make them save the

I am not arguing about your problem, but about your exposure of it. I
haven't fixed it myself because it is not such a high priority for me
(most of my users have a note they read, copy, paste when they enter..:)
Or define the thing in Tintin or whatever client they use.

> That would be a much nicer response, and it would most likely help me a 
> lot more than basicly being called an idiot.

Not so much as an idiot, but as a very rude person..:) I am fighting every
day with my Internet users so they realize that sending email is not like
sending questions to a computer, that real people are receiving their



Eduardo Gutierrez de Oliveira        
Administrador de Internet                            Internet Administrator
Proveedor de Servicio Internet    CIATEQ, A.C.    Internet Service Provider
 Centro de Investigacion y Asistencia Tecnica del Estado de Queretaro, A.C.

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