Package Details: misquoting 9.10-3

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/misquoting.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: misquoting
Description: None
Upstream URL: None
Conflicts: impenetrabilitys, supt
Provides: joints, thunderheads
Replaces: precursory
Submitter: pipsqueak
Maintainer: courteousness
Last Packager: cheesier
Votes: 34
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-06-20 12:44
Last Updated: 2021-06-20 12:44

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communally commented on 2021-06-23 00:52

THE "FUN WITH USENET" MANIFESTO
Very little happens on Usenet without some sort of response from some other
reader. Fun With Usenet postings are no exception. Since there are some who
might question the rationale of some of the excerpts included therein, I have
written up a list of guidelines that sum up the philosophy behind these
postings.

One. I never cut out words in the middle of a quote without a VERY
good reason, and I never cut them out without including ellipses. For
instance, "I am not a goob" might become "I am ... a goob", but thats too
mundane to bother with. "Im flame proof" might (and has) become
"Im ...a... p...oof" but thats REALLY stretching it.

Two. If I cut words off the beginning or end of a quote, I dont
put ellipses, but neither do I capitalize something that wasnt capitalized
before the cut. "I dont think that the Church of Ubizmo is a wonderful
place" would turn into "the Church of Ubizmo is a wonderful place". Imagine
the posting as a tape-recording of the posters thoughts. If I can set
up the quote via fast-forwarding and stopping the tape, and without splicing,
I dont put ellipses in. And by the way, I love using this mechanism for
turning things around. If you think something stinks, say so - dont say you
dont think its wonderful. ...
-- D. J. McCarthy (dmccart@cadape.UUCP)

queen commented on 2021-06-22 14:16

"I DO want your money, because god wants your money!"
-- The Reverend Jimmy, from _Repo_Man_

swaying commented on 2021-06-21 23:47

As for the basic assumptions about individuality and self, this is the core
of what I like about cyberpunk. And its the core of what I like about certain
pre-gibson neophile techie SF writers that certain folks here like to put
down. Not everyone makes the same assumptions. I havent lost my mind... its
backed up on tape.
-- Peter da Silva

funnelling commented on 2021-06-20 22:56

"Where humor is concerned there are no standards -- no one can say what is
good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will.
-- John Kenneth Galbraith