Re: Switch/Mail argument

From: Kenneth G. Cavness (kcavness@PROXICOM.COM)
Date: 10/07/97

On Tue, 7 Oct 1997, Andrew Helm wrote:

> > > Okay, what does this have to do with there being a bug in the
> > > switch command that needs fixed?
> >
> > Using a bit less tunnel-minded analysis:
> >
> > You can see someone's email even if you're not switched into them. Is this
> > a bug too?
> No, it's expected behavior. You're getting dangerously close to just
> arguing over words here.

On the internet, a _written_ medium, words are all we have to go on. Your
meaning from what you are saying is patently unclear, so those of us who
are having trouble understanding your point are trying desperately to
understand you by defining our terms first off. You exacerbate the
situation by continually claiming that words simply don't matter. If we're
not to rely upon words, what are we to rely upon? Your good judgement? That
means little on the Internet, where none of us known you. Your reputation
for bug fixing or reporting? I've never seen you before. Your bodily
gestures? I'm afraid I can't see what you're doing on the other side of the

> I have said many times

Yes, you've said the same things over, and over, and over. That's more than
frustrating a lot of us who are trying to understand you.

> I don't care what you call it, it still needs fixed.

Ok, let's call it "powerful command".

"There's a powerful command in the game. It needs fixed."

That doesn't really seem to help your point, does it?

> Whether you think the player's mail
> is fair game to read or not, the unexpected behavior of the swithc
> command that allows you to recieve other player's mail when they're
> link-dead is not at all useful.

It was unexpected behaviour to you; it came as no suprise at all to me
and several other people on this list.

> I have already said you can call it whatever you want. It's my assertion
> that it needs to be changed. More specifically, it's not going to be

Once again, you change words on us from "fixed" to "changed". You really
need to sit down and think this over before you pop an extemporaneous
message onto this list.

Kenneth G. Cavness
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