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Old 15-02-2004, 03:12 PM
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The Ranger wrote:
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Never mistake sloth for stupidity; the two are mutually exclusive.
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Well, I don't understand that at all.

Steve


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Old 15-02-2004, 03:53 PM
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Steve questioned my statement in message
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Never mistake sloth for stupidity; the two are mutually exclusive.

Well, I don't understand that at all.


It's simple enough: those people that do not have English as a second (or
greater) language, post messages rife with errors (e.g. 'nad,' 'te,' 'sa,'
etc.), purport to leave spelling errors on purpose, think that a message
difficult to read is "good enough because 'everyone will get it'," or don't
care to take the few extra seconds to check their messages prior to a
worldwide distribution so that they present the best possible communication
are lazy. They enjoy being considered buffoons but they're not stupid...
That minority that will not install -- or use -- a spell-checker are stupid.

The Ranger

ObEdibleGarden: My dwarf mandarin orange tree is producing fruit like mad
after I decided to stop coddling it. Go figure.


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Old 15-02-2004, 03:55 PM
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Steve questioned my statement in message
...
Never mistake sloth for stupidity; the two are mutually exclusive.

Well, I don't understand that at all.


It's simple enough: those people that do not have English as a second (or
greater) language, post messages rife with errors (e.g. 'nad,' 'te,' 'sa,'
etc.), purport to leave spelling errors on purpose, think that a message
difficult to read is "good enough because 'everyone will get it'," or don't
care to take the few extra seconds to check their messages prior to a
worldwide distribution so that they present the best possible communication
are lazy. They enjoy being considered buffoons but they're not stupid...
That minority that will not install -- or use -- a spell-checker are stupid.

The Ranger

ObEdibleGarden: My dwarf mandarin orange tree is producing fruit like mad
after I decided to stop coddling it. Go figure.


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Old 15-02-2004, 05:02 PM
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The Ranger wrote:
Steve questioned my statement in message
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Never mistake sloth for stupidity; the two are mutually exclusive.


Well, I don't understand that at all.



It's simple enough: those people that do not have English as a second (or
greater) language, post messages rife with errors (e.g. 'nad,' 'te,' 'sa,'
etc.), purport to leave spelling errors on purpose, think that a message
difficult to read is "good enough because 'everyone will get it'," or don't
care to take the few extra seconds to check their messages prior to a
worldwide distribution so that they present the best possible communication
are lazy. They enjoy being considered buffoons but they're not stupid...
That minority that will not install -- or use -- a spell-checker are stupid.

The Ranger

......................


Well, that wasn't so simple and I still don't see why they are
"mutually exclusive".
Don't worry about it. We are only prolonging this thread far past
what it deserves. Don't feel that you need to reply unless you
really want to.

Steve

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Old 15-02-2004, 05:27 PM
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The Ranger wrote:
Steve questioned my statement in message
...

Never mistake sloth for stupidity; the two are mutually exclusive.


Well, I don't understand that at all.



It's simple enough: those people that do not have English as a second (or
greater) language, post messages rife with errors (e.g. 'nad,' 'te,' 'sa,'
etc.), purport to leave spelling errors on purpose, think that a message
difficult to read is "good enough because 'everyone will get it'," or don't
care to take the few extra seconds to check their messages prior to a
worldwide distribution so that they present the best possible communication
are lazy. They enjoy being considered buffoons but they're not stupid...
That minority that will not install -- or use -- a spell-checker are stupid.

The Ranger

......................


Well, that wasn't so simple and I still don't see why they are
"mutually exclusive".
Don't worry about it. We are only prolonging this thread far past
what it deserves. Don't feel that you need to reply unless you
really want to.

Steve



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Old 15-02-2004, 07:49 PM
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On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 14:23:16 GMT, "ann" wrote:

Not everyone active in this newsgroup has the (spell check) option.
Why keep this ridiculous thread that didn't even belong in this newsgroup
going?
Seems to me that only the folks that want to use this forum as a chat-room
are responding so to not let it die.


It is obviously of some interest to several/many/a number of people.
An unmoderated group frequently wanders off-topic. Is there a
moderated group for strictly edible gardening topics? Then someone
will filter extraneous posts. Rec.food.cooking is extremely chatty.
Rec.food.recipes is moderated and all business -- nothing but recipe
requests and answers. Many unmoderated groups *are* a little like
chatrooms. How does a discussion of sugar-snap peas evolve into
bicycle repair? The same way a group of non-virtual people starts out
with a public highway agenda and gets to contemporary jazz. The
threads generally die out after a while (unless they're for or against
cats), and new topics are usually on-topic.
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Old 18-02-2004, 04:36 AM
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On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 06:07:37 +0000, Sherwin Dubren wrote:

[top post moved below where it belongs]

jack wrote:

On 2/9/2004 12:26 AM, Sherwin Dubren wrote:
Hi,
I have noticed on this forum, and others as well, that some people
have
lots of problems with spelling. Sure we can figure out generally what
the
intent of the message is, but it's still annoying to see so many
spelling
mistakes. Most browsers have a 'spell-checker', which will quickly
identify and correct spelling errors. Maybe some people are not even
aware that they are making all these errors, but they can find out real
quick if they run a spell check on their next posting. I'm not trying
to
split hairs, but just want to see the forum be understandable and look
more professional.

Sherwin D.


Well, eye used spell check on this and I think its fare to say awl
is well. Bare in mind, eye think know spell checker corrects every
mistake. Many words have duel spellings and or meanings and some
times its hard to illicit what won is trying to say. Relying on
spell checker could bee you're wurst vise. Sleigh the temptation of
laziness. Spell checker may seam a good thing, butt sum day it mite
make a fool of ewe.

--jack


[top post moved from above to here]

Well Jack,
I was just waiting for some wise ass to show how clever they were, and
so you didn't disappoint me. By the way, I can't find any setting in
Netscape that adjusts the line length.

Sherwin D.


Please don't top-post. It makes it much harder to follow the conversation,
and is considered rude on usenet.

Also, I'm serious. Until you can fix the way your lines break, you have
absolutely no business criticizing anyone's spelling. It is far more
difficult to follow your postings than those with even a large number of
misspellings -- particularly phonetic mispellings. If you are too dim-witted
or unresourceful to solve the problem with Netscape, then try another news
reader. I see lots of posts from Netscape users which are not butchered
the way yours are, so I know it is possible to fix the problem.

Mac

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Old 18-02-2004, 07:12 AM
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On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 14:23:16 GMT, "ann" wrote:

Not everyone active in this newsgroup has the (spell check) option.
Why keep this ridiculous thread that didn't even belong in this

newsgroup
going?


You are the ridiculous, sour faced old trollop who first responded by
calling the OP a liar and claiming that no newsreader/browser,
including the OP's had a spell checker. Your idiotic claim, which was
quickly refuted, is what got the thread started, so stop throwing
stones at those who responded. Threads about how to post and read, and
the features of various newsreaders or browsers are quite valid
topics. Pull your withered old head in and stop being such an asshole!


Seems to me that only the folks that want to use this forum as a

chat-room
are responding so to not let it die.


????

Grade school drop-out eh?

BlackShadow

BTW, trim your posts you tired old tart!
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Old 25-02-2004, 11:42 PM
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On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 09:09:14 -0800, Larry Blanchard wrote:


Ah, but I'm a senior with a limited income, living on a @!#$%! dial-up
line :-).

I ran Linux for a while (Slackware, kernel 0.97 at first, IIRC), but
switched to windows for various compatability reasons. Now that I'm
retired, I'm planning to switch back when I get a round tuit :-). I
have an older version of TurboLinux on my drive, but never really liked
the way it was set up. I liked Slackware and will probably grab the
latest of that distribution when I do switch.


Larry, you are a PRIME candidate for Fedora. I got on the Linux bus at RH
5.2 and off the Windows pedicab at Win '98. While I would recommend
Lycoris for people who have never used Linux before, Fedora is probably
right up your alley.

It does my heart good to see that people on this newsgroup are at least
aware of the possibility of using Linux. I've been using it exclusively
for years and I've long awaited the day when I would see Linux discussed
on a non-computer-centric forum such as this. Well, it's finally arrived.

My wife, a total non-geek, loves Linux. We both use Windows when
absolutely necessary (we have ONE 'holdout' program that we rely on that
keeps Win98 loaded on one desktop and dual-booted on the laptop), so it
isn't that we hate Windows with any sort of religious fervor, it's just
that Linux works much better for us than Windows ever did ... and for a
small fraction of the expense.

I wish you happy gardening AND happy computing,

Chugga

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