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Oh wait, I guess somebody did say that before.... ;-)
Probably been around here longer than you. I don't recognize your name as a
regular here. Old Larry is just feeling his oats and once in awhile his
mind wanders and he feels that he has to act important and put somebody down
with his worldly words of wisdom. His response earns him the 2nd village
This one is done so there is no confusing you. Did you really want me to
include the spam in the reply? And if you aren't able to figure out who the
response was to - then you need to go back to school. You looking for a
fight - you got it Larry. I'll place you right there with him after that
Reply to what? You changed the subject and removed the references; there
was no way to attribute your reply to the message to which you were
What you should have done was prefaced your message with something to the
Or better yet, just ignore the spammer.
Obviously for some, my initial response did not show up directly under the
spam post and they saw it possibly as a stand-alone post. My news reader
shows it directly under the spam post. No mistaking who it was aimed at.
Sure seemed to get a lot of people riled up over a spam post someone else
made. Must be a slow day out there.
And some of us use news providers who are pretty good at filtering the
spam before it even hits the groups.
Then, we get to see the folks who decide to respond to posts we've
never seen (and would have ignored in any event).
As I see those folks like BobS, who don't have a clue how Usenet works
and what is appropriate behaviour in reponse to spam, forgers and
trolls, I give them an introduction to my killfile. It's amazing how
little I miss them.
I could care less about whether I'm in your kill-file or not. A few of you
are like little old ladies fluttering over the fact that I called a spammer
a village idiot. Go get a life. Ignore the posts, place me in your
kill-file if that makes you feel better but for christ sakes man - grow up.
You just don't get it at all. There was no indication that you were
responding to spam. There was no indication of who or what you were
I didn't much care who you were calling a village idiot, or why you
were doing so. I did get a bit ruffled at your response to someone who
also wondered, when you were clearly at fault.
I think the need for growing up is squarely on you.
Personally, I think it's demeaning to the village idiot. Nobody wants
to be likened to a spammer. Village idiots were valuable contributors
to the social fabric of a community. Everyone wants to feel superior
to someone, and the village idiot was the go-to guy if you wanted to
feel better about your lot in life.
Nowadays we can just turn on the tube (or read newsgroups) and
entertain ourselves with countless hours of village idiocy. Ain't
I believe you're the one that doesn't get it and I'm not going to take the
time to explain it to you. So thank you for your most valuable input, it
was really considerate of you to take the time but not necessary - really.
And I'll bet you blame everything on the stars not lining up.
What started this, was a snide remark from a supposedly fellow woodworker
who obviously enjoys making comments like that to purposely provoke a
response. He got one and I think he is now on the same plane as the village
idiot that posted the spam.
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