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> On Nov 10, 2018, at 1:25 AM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> Op Sa., 10 Nov. 2018 om 09:51 het Robert Raschke
> <> geskryf:
>> Times change, and what was once interpreted as flippant, is no longer so.
>> There's been a few instances now where people interpreted that intro reply line as condescending, so maybe it's time to change it?
> The complaints come only from newcomers who have joined and posted
> without first reading a day or two's worth of previous posts.
> Part of what gives any list its particular flavour is precisely the
> mildly eccentric habits of its regulars. The onus is on the newcomer
> to become familiar with what we say and how we say it. It goes much
> deeper than just a few automatic headers and .sigs.
> I do not agree that old-timers on the list should change their ways
> because newcomers don't understand them. I would personally regret
> much more the fed-up departure of an old-timer [1] than the huffy exit
> of a newbie.
> [1] When last did we see a post by —, — or  —?

+1 .. it’s a mild and amusing way to start a quote .. no-one should be offended by it, and if they are, well, perhaps they should reflect on that for a while.