Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 11:26:46 -0600
Reply-To: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
Subject: Re: Newbies too lazy to read manuals -- was ==> Re: converting
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
"John Iwaniszek" <jiwaniszek@NC.RR.COM> wrote:
>If you do not want to help this young lady
I believe you are speaking beyond the limits of your data.
>then keep your mouths shut
Not exactly a polite way to put it.
>and let people who do respond.
>This attitude is intolerable in an intellectual community such as ours
>and it is certainly unprofessional,
From what I've read, it's pretty much the standard in mathematics.
Blood feuds aren't uncommon in other fields, either - remember the
biologist who decided to name a new discovery after one of his
professional opponents? It was a type of louse found on a skunk.
>not to mention inhumane.
>This is the most important part of what I have to say: These two or
>three individuals are not representative of the majority of participants
>in this forum. If you receive a message in response to a question that
>is less than polite you should not feel that you are at fault or have
>some how trangressed.
Probably not. On the other hand, you shouldn't completely eliminate
the possibility that the original question was in some way offensive -
that does happen, you know.