[Coco] An apology to Boisy
robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Tue Mar 22 17:55:07 EST 2005
Jim, There is a difference between a newsgroup and a one to one
conversation. In a conversation, you expect to get answers to questions
even if the answer is, "I don't know."
In my opinion, you should not expect any response of the "I don't know,"
type on a newsgroup. Responses should be present only if the responder
has something useful to contribute. Anything else is a waste of
bandwidth. In fact, "Me too," responses generally are (or were)
considered bad net etiquette.
So I don't think you were ignored. Most likely no one knew the answers
to your questions.
Jim Cox wrote:
> I don't know how many times I have asked a
> question on this or other lists, and have been completely ignored.
> That is not Boisy's fault, it's just once again there was another debate
> on this list and I was just frustrated that that can take place, but I
> can almost never get an answer to my questions.
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