*Newbie Treatment* (not a newbie question) was [CIRCLE] Newbie Compiler Error

From: Brian Hartvigsen (hartvigsen@gci.net)
Date: 03/21/00

I personally find it offensive how ever persone who deams themselves
"experianced" Implementors (or what ever you want to call yourselves) have
the gal to go and rip into *every* newbie out there who asks a question.  I
understand that sometime (okay even a majority fo the time) the same
question gets rehashed over and over, but hey that's life.  Sometimes that
happens.  Put honestly people do we have to make people feel like shit to
try and get our point across?  Ya know a little comman courtesy (you know
that thing your mom taught you about sharing your toys and saying please
and thank you) might be a nice thing to see here on the list.  I could bet
that almost every  person on this whole list has at one time or another
asked a question that the answer could be found in the archives.  Has it
just recently be added to policy that no one can ask a previously asked
question and if they do it is required by all the "experianced"
Implementors to flame their asses?  COME ONE PEOPLE!!  GET A LIFE!!  HAVE A
HEART!!  I'm tired of seeing the flames of "Check the archives.  Wanna know
where they are look at the bottom of this message, ya dummy."  Either get
some tact or just SHUT UP!  If you really wanted to be helpful (god forbid)
how about maybe doing a search for them and sending them the apropriate
link or maybe even just a keyword.  Why don't you try that for a change.

Look, I'm not trying to start a huge debate here or anything and if you
haveserious problems with this feel free to e-mail me directly my email
(which I will post at the end of this message.)  It just really frustrates
me to see people rip into newbies (atleast the newbies take the courtesy to
say that their post is from them).

One last suggestion,  If your not going to "have a heart" could you please
put [FLAME] into the subject of your message so I can send it where it
belongs, IN THE TRASH!


***MUD with No Name***

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Circle Discussion List [mailto:CIRCLE@post.queensu.ca]On Behalf Of
> Bob Kucejko
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2000 4:50 PM
> To: CIRCLE@post.queensu.ca
> Subject: Re: [CIRCLE] Newbie Compiler Error
> Well thank you kind sir for your rather complete answer.  Your dedication
> and determination to eliminate any possible doubt in my mind renews my
> faith in the human race.  I hope you can apply this abundance of
> energy to
> all those newbi's in need, and have patients to deal with the ones, like
> me, who are a tad more ignorant than others.  Thanks again.
> Bob
> > On Sun, 19 Mar 2000, Bob Kucejko wrote:
> >
> > > I'm getting the error
> > > Makefile:100: *** missing separator.  Stop.
> > >
> > >
> > > Anyone  have any clue why its doing this?
> >
> > I'll tell you where to find the clue, but no friggin' way I'm
> just going
> > to /give/ it to you.
> >
> > -------
> >
> > Visit the link that is at the bottom of EVERY EMAIL that you get from
> this
> > list.
> >
> > Click on "Is there an archive for the mailing list?" (Yes, you'll be
> using
> > the archive!)
> >
> > You will see a link that will take you to the archive. Guess what? You
> > need to click on it.
> >
> > Click on the link that hints at search feature of the archive.
> >
> > Just guessing, but you should probably search for "missing seperator"
> > (Don't use the quotes.)
> >
> > *** Guess what happens??? ***
> >
> > No. I won't tell you. Go find out for yourself.
> >
> > --------
> >
> > If you feel that I'm being a hard-ass, you're probably right. Deal with
> > it. If you ask a question that has not already been answered dozens of
> > times, I'll be more than happy to answer. If you ask a
> question that the
> > archives can answer in the same amount of time it takes you to send an
> > email message to the list, then I'll make damn sure that the
> arcives are
> > more useful than I am.
> >
> > --
> > Zeavon Calatin, MageMaster of the Realms
> > Spear of Insanity
> > http://spear.kilnar.com/    telnet://spear.kilnar.com:1066
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