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Re: [OT] I need copy of fedora linux in DVD form -reg



On Wednesday 25 February 2009, Aldo Foot wrote:
>On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 4:17 AM, Rahul Sundaram
><sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
><snip>
>
>>>> Since when being formal and polite is ridiculous. You may want to
>>>> consider cultural diversity before replying with what could be construed
>>>> as offensive comments.
>>>
>>> I have no problem with being polite.  I just think that the language was
>>> a bit excessive.
>>
>> I understand it looks odd to you but it is a cultural difference
>> primarily.
>>
>> Rahul
>
>The cultural difference is already shown by the way the OP addresses
>the intended audience: "Respected Sir/Madam". And he got hammered
>in return because of the lack of understanding of how things work in
>his world.
>The world is not the same outside our borders. There are many countries
>were the resources are not as readily available as they are for us.
>
>~af

I would also interject here that the "Respected Sir/Madam" bit is a plus point 
for spam as its used the most often as the greeting in a phishing or 419 
message.  Some of those are so plainly so that they get drug-n-dropped into 
my spam folder, to be used as training for sa-learn -spam that I run daily 
with cron.  I have to admit I was reaching for the mouse when the rest of the 
message finally registered.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,
Are of imagination all compact...
		-- Wm. Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"


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