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Re: st: FAQ = AAQ (already answered questions)!

From   Clive Nicholas <>
Subject   Re: st: FAQ = AAQ (already answered questions)!
Date   Sun, 20 Dec 2009 19:16:42 +0000

Nick 'The Scrooge' Cox wrote:

> 3. It is in general a bad idea to pester people active on the list with
> requests to provide private support. Pleas of desperation and urgency do
> not soften our hearts. (I'm referring to private posts, but I thought
> I'd slip that in any way.)

I second all that was written, but particularly this; not least
because I took a call on my mobile from some bloke who had clocked my
mobile number on an old Statalist posting at 07:30 on one day last
week, just as I was heading out the door to get to work! "I'm sorry to
disturb you if you this has woken you up, but it is a very urgent
question..." Patrick Moore always likes to remark that astrologists
have only ever proved one thing: there's one born every minute. He
might also say the same about certain lurkers like this one who read
Statalist postings.

Clive Nicholas

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