>I believe it's spelt "brain". In the future if you're going to attempt to
>flame someones intelligence, break out the spell check.
Oh dear, oh dear. Its comforting to see that USENET hasn't lost it's
predilection to descend into insults and spelling flames.
But while we're at it, why don't we resurrect those old favourites, the
.sig flame, and the quoting flame?
1. The .sig flame:
>-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
>Version: PGP 6.5.1i
One's signature should be no more than four lines long, and ideally be
either informative or witty. Furthermore, it should be separated from
the body of the post by the .sig separator "-- \n". I notice that you
lose on all three counts. No .sig separator, a signature which is 15
lines long, and which comprises your PGP public key, somewhat
pointlessly. If I want your public key, I'll get it from the
keyservers, thanks very much; what exactly is the point of wasting
bandwidth and storage space by adding it to every post?
2. The quoting flame:
In quoting messages, the quoted text to which you refer should appear
above your own comments, to make it easier for others to follow the
flow of conversation. Furthermore, you should trim your quotes to the
minimum necessary to preserve context. Again, you lose on both
Conventionally, someone will follow-up to this flaming me for flaming
you, flaming me again for posting off-topic and pointing out into the
bargain that everything I've said is null and void because I'm too
stupid to know that "It is" is abbreviated to "it's" and not "its",
and that the possessive form of "it" is "its" and not "it's". Kill
file threats are about two posts down the line, and complete anarchy
will follow shortly after that...
The fun we have...
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