[EM] Ted, 6/24/05,2124 GMT
nkklrp at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 24 14:48:40 PDT 2005
but one might assume from Mike Ossipoff's
posting style that he has no personal computer of his own and uses
only web-based email.
Ted apparently is all confused about what this list's topic is. The topic
isn't whether or not Mike has a personal computer, or what kind of e-mail
service Mike uses.
I suggest that Ted needs to confine his postings to this list's topic,
instead of posting, without provocation, messages that are entirely about a
listmember (and one who hasn' t said anytyhing to or about him), and not
about the list's topic. It's the idiots who post such messages who cause the
trouble on EM. You'll notice that every unpleasant exchange always begins
with such a jackass.
Which might explain some of his seemingly cavalier attitude about
recommending that other people do his work for him
I had already explained this several times in a reply, before Ted posted
this message. But apparently it's necessary to repeat it again for Ted: At
no time did I recommend or ask that James, instead of me, should do the
"work" of making changes in the ballot order. The work would consist of
moving MMPOpt from the bottom of the ballot to a position directly under
Yes, I did recommend that when someone is posting a poll, it would be better
to order the alternatives differently, and not have so many of them. But it
isn't quite clear why Ted thinks that the posting of someone else's poll is
my work. I may or may not have suggeseted that the ballot order should be
improved in that particular ballot. But, if I did, I didn't say that James,
rather than I, should do the actual work of moving MMPOpt from the bottom of
the ballot to a position directly under MMPO.
Had I specifically asked James to do it, I would have given him specific
instructions instead of just making general comments.
After saying that people's favorites should be near the top, I mentioned
that my favorite was near the bottom, beneath many alternatives that are no
one's favorite. Not a whine, but a statement about how things could be done
better next time. But there was no instruction, requrest, or recommendation
that James should do the work of moving that method.
I'd said all these things before. I said them more than once, because Abdul
made his statements more than once in the posting that I was replying to. I
shouldn't have to repeat it again for Ted. It's said that we shouldn't say
uncomplimentary things about others, so I won't speculate about whether Ted
is dishonest, or just stupid.
-- he simply lacks
the facilities (and hence the expertise) to do it himself.
What facilities and expertise does it take to cut and paste an alternative
from one ballot position to another? It certainly doesn't require owning a
computer. Neither does it require expertise had only by those who own a
computer. So what is it that Ted means? I doubt that Ted knows what he
means. Dishonest or stupid? I won't try to guess.
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