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Subject: Re: Archos Jukebox/Studio USB cables for $1
From: Paul \ (
Date: 2003-09-28

Please lads, just drop it ok?

Thanks to Fred, shut up to everyone else

Porblem solved

Fred Maxwell wrote:

> Chris Holt wrote:
>>This is silly. If you had gotten multiple heartfelt "thanks" for an
>>unsolicited and, by your admission, off-topic tip,
> I said that it was "a bit off-topic", but not very damned much.
>>I would have fainted.
> I never asked for "multiple heartfelt" thanks. But it's not unreasonable to
> want people to behave as courteously online as they do in the real world.
> But, maybe this is as courteous as you are in person. If so, enjoy being
> single.
>>Check the archives, about once every other month someone
>>moans about the cost of the OEM cable and several links
>>to reasonably prices cables are posted. Never seen more
>>than the occasional single "thanks" when a link was
>>requested, and I'm not sure why anyone would be expected
>>to thank you for a link to something they don't need.
> So you think that no one on this list needs or wants a USB cable for their
> Archos Jukebox/Studio/Recorder? Where did you get that idea? If someone
> offers you a soda you don't need, do you say "no" or "no, thank you"?
>>I'm glad you have other "kinder gentler" lists to read,
>>because this is a list filled with geeks and hackers
>>and the discussion is decidedly more likely to go off
>>into specifications/protocols/potential hacks than an
>>orgy of gratitude.
> Since you don't seem to think that common courtesy is something to be
> valued, I won't waste your bandwidth with pleasantries. I never asked for
> an "orgy of gratitude", did I? Now you're just being a dick and making crap
> up to try to make me look bad.
>>(for which your request was a first in my long and
>>varied ML experience)
> I didn't ask people to thank me. I pointed out that saying "thanks" in
> general would make things more pleasant here. If someone takes the time to
> post a tip, saying "thanks" is just common courtesy. When it comes to
> "common courtesy", it appears that you're batting a solid .500.
> Regards,
> Fred Maxwell

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