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Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 19:26:16 +0800 (GMT)
From: Orlando Andico <orly AT gibson DOT eee DOT upd DOT edu DOT ph>
To: Paul Derbyshire <ao950 AT FreeNet DOT Carleton DOT CA>
cc: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: EMACS
In-Reply-To: <5rs350$8jn@freenet-news.carleton.ca>
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.3.93.970804192024.15217A-100000@gibson>
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On 1 Aug 1997, Paul Derbyshire wrote:
[much crap about Emacs deleted]

<FLAME ON>
I am curious about something. In your Holy War on Spam, did you ever
realize that your cavalier comments (and gratuitous signature) often
produce even more noise than the innocent questions of newbies? we all
hate "FREE SEX!" ads, but one thing worse than that is following them up
with comments like "Watch out for more in this NG!" I guess everyone hates
spam, personally I don't appreciate people yelling "I hate spam! I hate
spam!" since that's implicit.

Also, while you are certainly entitled to your opinions about Emacs,
perhaps you should preface them with "This is my own opinion" or
something, instead of holding forth as if they were gospel. Besides, what
you wrote about Emacs is, while it may contain a small amount of humor, is
quite inaccurate and obviously opinionated.

We all have our favorite likes and hates, but the fact that Emacs is
distributed with DJGPP must be saying something. Use RHIDE if you will; 
I don't claim to be a better anything because I use Emacs.
</FLAME OFF>

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