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Hi :)
I think that on this particular list we should be open and allow people to use any style they want. 

of the 3 main styles have merits but also have flaws.  I think this
particular list should 1.  Welcome people whatever style they use and
avoid demanding they change styles purely for us
2.  Let them see
there are other styles and hopefully help them learn-by-example the
best ways of handling those other styles so that people are prepared
when they reach other OpenSource mailing lists.  

One of my
hopes is that LO becomes as successful as Firefox and becomes another
gateway that helps people move into the OpenSource world.  

product and technically accurate answers are only a part of that.  Many
times great products have failed and given way to far inferior product
due to an assumption that the best product will always win.  My hope is
that LO succeeds despite being a great product.  

Regards from
Tom :)  

--- On Thu, 16/8/12, Scott Castaline <> wrote:

From: Scott Castaline <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] [OT] Wood chucking
Date: Thursday, 16 August, 2012, 20:23

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Thank you Marc, couldn't have sad it better my self. Now let the flame
wars begin again about top vs. bottom posting. I'm normally a bottom
poster, but am trying to convert.

- From another 60 something old fart!

On 08/16/2012 12:55 PM, Marc Grober wrote:
Give it a rest.

I am 60. I know what an RFQ and what an RFC is. I know what NATO is
and what a BFF is, lol.....   I know where I can go to find
acronyms because I spent the time to go look. And if someone
references zotero,  instead of asking a dozen times what it is, I
can spend two seconds finding out for myself. The same applies with
respect to AOO,  which one could find, knowing the context, in 15
seconds..... And I know that no matter what term I might use on
this list,  someone will argue that they want to know what the term
means and eventually that I used the term inappropriately.

Like "Engineering", for example. Let's argue about what an engineer
is. The neighbor kid thinks an engineer is someone who runs a
train. Someone want to argue that? I think the Roman Army was
staffed with engineers. Someone is going to tell me I am mistaken
because Roman army did ENGineering, not engiNEERing?  SOmeone else
wants to suggest that today engineers are "Scientists"?  Not
according to the spokesman for the Higgs Boson team, lol....

, rofl.....  but, come on,  this is a grgeat place to discuss anything
other than LibreOffice!

I apologize if I appear rude (yes, I am aware of the Latin root
and would like to spend some considerable time on this list
discussing the use of "rude" as meaning impolite, as opposed to
unlearned,  but think doing that in a new thread would be
preferable, though we could argue about the appropriateness of a
new thread to accomplish same here for a bit),  but I have a burr
under my saddle, as it were, and it seems to me if one is going to
chew some butt,  one might as well chew as much butt as one can
chew....  kind of a how much wood can a wood chuck chuck thing.....
(no, this - - has 
nothing to do with it)

If one looks at the bandwidth on this list I think one would note,
on a regular basis, that a substantial portion is spent arguing
over communication style (as is the case with this epistle.)

Give it a rest.

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