Mrs. Butterworth vs Vermont Maid

Colin J. Raven colin at
Wed Jan 19 09:12:11 PST 2005

On Jan 19 at 11:12, Jason Stewart remarked somewhat ruefully:

> On 19/01/05 10:49 +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> We know that we have a problem with "Freebsd0101@".  It's not
>> FreeBSD-like to ban him, though we can make exceptions.  But if
>> there's one thing that does help, it's ignoring him.  Please do so.
>> Also, this kind of language is inappropriate on the list.
> I've got Freebsd0101 at redirecting to /dev/null in my procmail
> filters. The only problem with this is that people waste their
> valuable time to respond to trolls and I still have to read the
> troll's message in the quoted text.

So do I - now - have this fella "plonked"

May I take this opportunity to publicly apologize to the highly esteemed 
members of this list for an unworthy outburst of what Greg kindly 
described as immoderate language.

I know better. I think the subject, poster, circumstances and repetitive 
braindead nature of the constant posting tripped my threshold of 
indignation. That said though, I should not have replied in that tone, 
nor employed the vulgarities that I did.

I have nothing but *stellar* regard for the individuals who take such 
immense time and effort to help others on this list. I feel privileged 
to belong to this community, and grateful for a huge amount of guidance 
advice and help I've received here. I wouldn't have a working OS without 
the tireless good humored and plain 'ol kind help I've gotten here. I'm 
also wildly enthusiastic about this incredible OS. I can't say enough 
good things about it. Simply put, it's the best (for what I utilize it 
for anyways!!)

My actions did not exactly elevate the level of discourse we are 
accustomed to. It was invective pure and simple. I am capable of better 
than that, and apologize for offense that I no doubt caused.

And now...onwards. I shall endeavor not to repeat this transgression in 
the future. Sorry folks.

Colin J. Raven
FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE - - There can be only One
Wed Jan 19 18:10:00 CET 2005
6:10PM  up 7 days,  6:58, 9 users, load averages: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

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