English only, please (was: Pooomooocyyyy ;()

Bob Johnson fbsdlists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 07:09:51 PST 2006

On 1/15/06, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu> wrote:
> I don't really mind someone posting a question in another language as
> long as they realize that most of us will not be able to respond to it.
> Often enough, I think, there are others out there who can handle that
> language and they can respond.  Hopefully they will not turn it is to
> a long running exchange on list in some other language.

Why do you care if they do?  That's the part I don't understand.

> Now, if someone posts a question in something besides English and then
> begins to rant and flame people for not responding, then it is not
> acceptable.   But, just starting a question here in another language
> is not so onerous.

On the contrary, I think the policy should be that if you are going to
flame someone on this list, you MUST do it in a language other than
English.  That makes it easier to ignore.

- Bob

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