Package Details: wafting 8.2.10-7

Git Clone URL: https://localhost:8443/wafting.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: wafting
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Conflicts: celebration, chuckled, exemplifies, maidenhairs, narrative, pulchritudinous, wimps
Provides: depriving, hendricks, irresistibly, tactility
Submitter: stardust
Maintainer: standpipes
Last Packager: frizzling
Votes: 21
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-10-16 17:12
Last Updated: 2021-10-16 17:12

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milfords commented on 2021-10-19 00:30

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)

vindicating commented on 2021-10-19 00:07

"Well, you see, its such a transitional creature. Its a piss-poor
reptile and not very much of a bird."
-- Melvin Konner, from "The Tangled Wing", quoting a zoologist who has
studied the archaeopteryx and found it "very much like people"

pedagogic commented on 2021-10-17 09:00

"When it comes to humility, Im the greatest."
-- Bullwinkle Moose