Re: A mascot for Technical Writers?

Subject: Re: A mascot for Technical Writers?
From: "Wing, Michael J" <mjwing -at- INGR -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 07:31:02 -0600


I was fiddling with my business card the other night (for anyone who
interested, Visual Business Cards is a great application and
the $20 I paid for it!) and tried to think of a good mascot ... <SNIP>

This is perfect. I've been waiting to use this form

(check all boxes that apply)

[ ] Clueless Newbie
[ ] Troller
[ ] "Me too"-er
[ ] Spammer
[ ] Racist
[ ] Expert on everything (EOE)
[ ] Flamerthrower
[ X] News Groupie

You Are Being Flamed Because:
[ X] You started a long, stupid thread
[ ] You continued spreading a long stupid thread
[ ] You started a grammar thread
[ ] You started a Word vs. Framemaker thread
[ ] You started a thread that has been discussed here
continuously for the last year and a half (i.e.
certification, one space vs. two spaces, trademarks)
[ ] You responded to a "dead horse" thread
[ ] You posted the Dr. Seuss as a Technical Writer drivel
[ ] Your post/response contains too much rhetoric and hyperbole
and very little (if any) substance
[ X] Your post is absurdly off topic for where you posted it
[ ] You obviously don't know anything about the topic at hand
[ ] You posted a "test" in a discussion group rather than
in alt.test
[ ] You posted a blatently obvious troll
[ ] You followed up to a blatently obvious troll
[ ] You said "X rules, Y stinks" and gave no support for your
lame statement
[ ] You said "me too" to something and added NOTHING to the
[ ] You make no sense
[ ] Your margin settings (or lack of) make your post unreadable
[ ] You posted a 2 line reply with PAGES of unnecessary quoted
[ ] You are trying to make money on a non-commercial newsgroup

To Repent, You Must:
[ ] Refrain from posting until you have a vague idea what you're
[ ] READ every post in this group for two weeks so you can some
idea about what is discussed here
[ ] READ every post about the subject available in the archives
( three times
[ ] Give up your AOL account
[ X] Give up your webTV account
[ ] Bust up your modem with a hammer and eat it
[ ] Jump into a bathtub while holding your monitor (monitor must
be plugged in)
[ X] Actually post something relevant
[ ] Be the guest of honor in alt.flame for a month
[ ] Nothing, we'll let you go this time

In Closing, I'd Like to Say:
[ ] Get a clue
[ ] Get a life
[ ] Go away
[ ] Grow up
[ ] Never post again
[ ] You need to seek psychiatric help
[ ] Take your gibberish somewhere else
[ ] Go back to school and actually learn something
[ ] Learn how to post or get off the usenet
[ X] Don't take offense at this, I just like to use this form
[ ] All of the above

Michael Wing (mailto:mjwing -at- ingr -dot- com)
Staff Writer
Intergraph Corporation; Huntsville, Alabama

> for
> technical writing-dom. Who would be a good symbol that I could add-on to
> my business card...?
> The character I came up with finally was Wile E. Coyote. After all, he
> *always* takes the time to read the technical manuals that come with any
> ACME product. If ACME started thinking "Nobody reads the manuals!"
> attitude, Wile E. would certainly start shopping at Wal-Mart faster than
> your average road-runner!
> But who would you pick? Are there any people/characters/symbols you find
> represents our time-honoured profession?
> Although I asked Eric for permission on this thread, he would probably
> rather it stayed offline since it dances on the border of what is
> acceptable on the group. You can respond to me personally and I'll post
> a summary at the end of it.
> --
> Be seeing you,
> Dave
> ---
> John David Hickey
> jdhickey -at- sympatico -dot- ca
> 514-482-8702
> Montreal, Quebec
> They say the pen is mightier than the sword.
> But if you miss a deadline, you'd better bring the sword.
> ---
> From ??? -at- ??? Sun Jan 00 00:00:00 0000=
> =

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