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Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Wed Mar 13 03:33:55 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-03-13 at 08:13 +1030, Tim wrote:
> Reindl Harald sent:
> >>> does it really need THREE TIMES the same answer?
> Tim:
> >> Of course it does
> Reindl Harald:
> > it DOES NOT because ALL THREE answers are the same
> > as also your reply 22 hours later was useless
> It seems that your sarcasm sensor is as absent as your tact.


> [...]

> And your common sense seems to be lacking, too.  Does it not occur to
> you that several people fetched their mail, saw a question, and saw no
> answer to it, and all answered around about the same time?  The
> datestamps of their replies certainly suggest that this was the case in
> this instance.  Few people are going to be anal enough to sit there and
> try and fetch new mail several times before replying, just to see if
> someone else responds before they try.

If everyone waited to see if someone else replied before they reply
themselves ... (the rest is left as an exercise for the reader). In a
loosely-coordinated distributed system such as a mailing list, there is
no "solution" to this "problem".


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