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Nine Days of September


From: Sockii
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: Re: [I] On the line of absolutely-not-copying
Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2000 09:02:09 +1300

Quantum Moth wrote:
>
> In article <MPG.149a3aee220ed0ba9897b1@elfden>,
> esmi wrote:
<snip>
> > Ever heard of the phrase "One step at a time"? Or do we have to go
> > through a whole thread of "How many days should it take to
> > become 'post- perfect'"?

On the first day of September afp gave to me
a list of faqs posted through e-.
On the second day of September the cluefairies gave to me
two urls and a list of faqs posted through e-.
On the third day of September the cluefaires gave to me
three OE fixes, two urls and a list of faqs posted through e-.
On the fourth day of September the cluefairies gave to me
four usenet tips, three OE fixes, two urls and a list of faqs posted through e-.
On the fifth day of September the cluefairies gave to me
five afp hints, four usenet tips, three OE fixes, two urls and a list of faqs posted through e-.
On the sixth day of September the cluefairies gave to me
six alternative usenet programs, five afp hints, four usenet tips, three OE fixes, two urls and a list of faqs posted through e-.
On the seventh day of September the cluefairies gave to me
seven computer fixes, six alternative usenet programs, five afp hints, four usenet tips, three OE fixes, two urls and a list of faqs posted through e-.
On the eighth day of September the cluefairies gave to me
eight words of advice, seven computer fixes, six alternative usenet programs, five afp hints, four usenet tips, three OE fixes, two urls and a list of faqs posted through e-.
On the ninth day of September afp welcomed me with
nine answers to my question, eight words of advice, seven computer fixes, six alternative usenet programs, five afp hints, four usenet tips, three OE fixes, two urls and a chorus of RTFAQs;
nine "call the cat a bastard", eight "have some cookies", seven innocent "er, you mean these crumbs?", six off-stage *burp*s, five "clue the newbie", four "don't mind the candles", three http://www.lspace.org/ , two "pull up a chair" and one heck of a lot of encouragement to stick around!

imho ;-)

<snip>
> Oh, so you're saying that my observation of afp is wrong? That people
> won't get upset and start plonking, larting, toasting and battering if
> someone is not only persistently clueless but - as tallperson[1] is
> getting - turns hostile? Gosh, I must have been reading another group
> these past months.

I now picture afp as one of the compost beasties; thanks QM =p

<snip>
> It may not
> be possible for me to ever read the posts of a particular poster just
> because of their posting style, or their language (and by which I don't
> mean swearing...).
<snip>

just think of it as 'Feesum Endjinn'(sp?) online. or not.

> [1] You see? You see? Sounds wrong!

it depends on what you're used to. I'm used to funny names. Like pTerry, Pratchett, Sockii...

Sockii


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