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From Paul Hammant <P...@ThoughtWorks.net>
Subject Re: RES: RES: Avalon.Net - zip attached (1)
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2003 06:11:50 GMT

>>> Besides the jokes,
>> Hammett, if you'd like to email them to me privately, I will commit 
>> them.   
>> I was not joking.  There were feelings about the size of your 
>> postings by others...
>>   "These 80-100k mails are getting somewhat heavy, aren't they? "
>> I was trying to be helpful. Also taking on the responsibility I had 
>> volunteered for given I effectively blocked your arrival as a committer.
> The comment for the 80-100k mails was made with a smiley (denoting a 
> joke),
> and as a prod to hurry up and grant commit access.

In my set of emotecons usage I'd use :-) to denote a smile, and ;-) to 
represent tongue-in-cheek comments. I appreciate that since I started 
using them (pre-web, Fidonet, CIX etc), use of :-) had broaden for 
non-seriousuness too.

It is not so important anymore....

- Paul

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