Apr 02, 2012 09:18 PM|gerrylowry|LINK
Terri, i'll be 65 on April 28th; my late mother taught be to share; ethics taught me to give credit where credit is due.
as a former community college teacher and a lifetime amateur philosopher, i've learned to read and interpret carefully.
today, in America, there is often debate about many constitutional issues and the intentions of the founding fathers who sadly can not speak from theiir graves on behalf of themselves.
Terri, you chose to highlight two words ... imho, FWIW, you've missed the two words
proper and related.
(a) when i use Joe Albahari's free tool to solve a problem while answering a question, imho it is
proper for me to credit that tool;
(b) his free tool really does save programmers many hours of time, so again, imho, it is proper for me to share how to get that tool as a footnote
(c) i am not performing a survey, contest, pyramid scheme, chain letter
(d) i am helping my peers here at forums.asp.net so that's definitely not
junk mail, ditto spamming
(e) help in each case has been solicited by the O.P.
(f) FWIW, there is more than substantial difference between a duplicate message and a repeated footnote ... they are defiinitely
in no way identical
(g) Thoreau is correct, i doubt not quote him flippantly
Terri, my hands are tied.
Please note that the fact that I have stopped putting the footnote about LINQPad 4 is an action that i've taken because imho i've been bullied, i.e., not because i think that your interpretation is correct.
BTW, i'm not sure what you mean by "stream of consciousness" replies ... all that i know is that close to 1000 of my replies have been marked as the answer, so i must be doing something right, FWIW.
i volunteer a substantial amount of my personal time being really thoughtful about my answers in order to help my peers here at the forums.asp.net community ... more than a few of my peers have expressed their appreciation.
also, i've contributed substantially imho with offering suggestions for improving the site as well as identifying a substantial number of bugs.