Re: [Dilbert Alert]

Subject: Re: [Dilbert Alert]
From: hannah <to -dot- hannah -at- usa -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 13:49:03 -0500

"Tom Johnson" <johnsont -at- starcutter -dot- com> wrote:
<snip>
> Seriously, we all need to be considerate of the audience. I
> think a good rule of thumb would be that if a word is not
> appropriate to be printed in a manual, then it shouldn't be
> used in this forum.
>
> I'm surprised at all the yucky stuff that Eric has to deal
> with.
</snip>

Hmm...can't recall the last time I used the word "yucky" in a manual.

:-)

Seriously, we know some people don't have control over their filters. Whether
it reflects on their record or the system just bounces mail sent with certain
words, they've stated it is a problem. Some have mentioned that they are
opposed to the use of certain words for personal reasons. Both are valid
reasons to try and avoid using those words or using asteriks when it is
unavoidable. Why is this an issue? Just don't use them. You know what they are
and you know some people have issue with it. Why borrow trouble?

My rule of thumb is if my grandmother would smack me with her cane for using
the word, I should use something else. And if your grandmother is not like
mine and yours has no problem throwing around curse and vulgar words, then
just go ahead and use my grandmother's standards. She won't mind.

hannah Bissell
to -dot- hannah -at- usa -dot- net

Listen to your elders. Then, do what you want and dodge.


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