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Re: dns_cancel_pending_resolve() message

On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 09:06:04PM -0400, phobos@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> I can confidently state that arguing about mailing list etiquette
> is a futile pursuit.  As someone who lived through "The Day" when AOLers
> were given usenet access in 1994, I understand the breaking of
> etiquette.  However, arguing about etiquette shouldn't take priority
> over helping others on or-talk.

Arguing, no. Enforcing, yes.
> As someone who lives in the world of unicode by day, stating that
> everyone should use ascii seems archaic to me.  Using plaintext over
> html or rich text, great; we agree on this point.
> Tor is used, supported, and maintained by an international group of
> volunteers.  They don't always converse in English, nor do a subset even
> know how to do so.  I know from working with Farsi speakers, their

Then they should learn to do so. English is easy, and already the
lingua franca.

> English is far superior to my Farsi.  I make horribly offensive mistakes
> when trying to converse in Farsi; the recipients merely correct or
> switch to English in order to converse.  Trying to make non-native

See, they already know how to solve their problem.

> English speakers understand fairly esoteric etiquette rules is

Disagree very much.

> difficult.  A little understanding about different customs is all that
> is needed.  I'm willing to forgive mistakes so long as the signal far
> exceeds the noise.  

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