Trailing-edge compute farm seeks gainful employment

From: Matthew Sell <>
Date: Thu Jan 3 08:48:05 2002

It's not that people here are snooty and require proper English to post to
the list, it's just that run-on sentences with improper grammar and no
punctuation and capitalization is a real pain in the ass to read.

It also makes the reader assume (sometimes wrongly...) that the person
posting the message is a complete idiot, and advice, suggestions, and
answers will not be understood when given. This is a technical group, and
speaking for myself, it's hoped by the person giving advice that the
recipient of the advice will be able to utilize it without asking questions
like: "where is the power switch?".

I'm not going to make any assumptions regarding your education level or
intelligence, but what you write and how you write it does give an
impression on the receiving end.

God knows my English isn't perfect...... : )

         - Matt

At 01:06 AM 1/3/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>sometimes i forget that computer folks r technical people.
>i come from the arts where the only thing that is needed is
>i am on stage sometimes and all the musicians do is
>just nod or look at each other and everyone understands them.
>will try and and be more precise. i guess here that is needed.

Matthew Sell
On Time Support, Inc.
(281) 296-6066

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