On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, Stephen Smoogen wrote:
On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-722-7209 wrote:
>> On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Mike A. Harris wrote:
>no, mike, we don't "become upset and rant and rave." we post
>a simple question, asking if there *is* any ETA for the next
>beta. which is a perfectly reasonable question, particularly
>when a specific release date has already been advertised.
>see the difference?
The difference is that asking it every day to get an answer of 'not yet,
we are still working on it.' is annoying and after a while abusive. It
also gets you added to kill files.
well, let's see here. give that my pine sent-mail folder shows that i
asked about this on exactly two occasions this month:
1) mon, aug 11, making it clear that i was *not* asking when the
next beta would be out, but more specifically if i was
remembering correctly that there had in fact been an advertised ETA,
2) tue, aug 25, asking about an ETA since the clearly-advertised ETA
was in fact days passed (making such a query eminently reasonable,
we can quickly conclude two things:
a) i most certainly have *not* been asking every day (and i'm not
responsible for others' posts in this thread), and
b) you're a jerk for suggesting i did, and i'd be just pleased as
punch to be in your kill file. file away.
it's been a long, tiring week, and i just have no patience for
snotty, patronizing condescension at the moment.