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Re: ``Quips'' in signatures


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: ``Quips'' in signatures
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 18:33:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Joe Fineman <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Riley <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Joe Fineman <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>> I think I could wander around in those results quite a while before
>>> I found anything both intelligible and useful.
>>
>> If that's what find, then who am I to argue. Personally, though I
>> tend to find with gnu/open source that there are always hosts of
>> people there to help and so I find recommending home brew over
>> established, documented and supported methods somewhat odd.
>
> Yes, it is somewhat odd.  I have a mysterious intellectual deficiency
> that a friend of mine has called "mind blindness".  Time and time
> again, I have posted a query on a Gnu-related newsgroup, taking care
> to phrase the questions so as to reveal the precise extent of my
> ignorance.  Invariably, I receive one or more prompt, cheerful
> replies, containing something I don't understand.  My followup
> questions usually discourage further attempts to help me or to be
> helped.
>
>> Also in the context of the user asking for "easy" solutions, I cant
>> help but think the built in Gnus way is easier than a one off hack
>> which is dedicated to a single person.
>
> That depends.  It may be hard to find out what the Gnus way is, and it
> is easy to copy somebody else's code if it happens to do exactly what
> you want it to do.  I have done that often.
>
>> Ah yes, I use posting styles
>
> -- whatever they are --
>

http://www.google.com/search?q=gnus+posting+styles

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