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Re: [tlug] empty rows (PostgreSQL)

On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 11:14:53AM -0500, Josh Glover wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 15:27:52 +0900, Edward Wright <> wrote:
> > IMHO, yes. Nothing wrong with the question. But there are a bazillion (or so)
> > newsgroups, mailing lists, web sites, books, etc. dealing with all sorts of
> > things.... and I think the "thing" we're dealing with here is mainly linux
> > related issues. Anyway... just my opinion...
> So don't reply to the message, and tell your mailer to ignore the
> thread. Let the people who want to reward the poster for doing no
> homework have a ball. (This is one of the many reasons not to hijack
> threads--your post might get ignored because it appears to be part of
> a thread that people are ignoring.)
> While the BOFH part of me agrees with you whole-heartedly, there is a
> kinder, gentler part of me that remembers when I did not know shit
> about Unix. This part is grateful for the times when I asked st00pid
> questions on TLUG and was told where to look for the answer, if not
> actually given it (which, IMO, is preferable--the "teach a man to
> fish" school of being helpful).

I debated not answering this post, but I feel misunderstood, mistreated
and maligned...... <sigh....>

Actually, my intention was to be kind and gentle and suggest that this
is not the best place for that kind of question.... which I do believe.
I think Ahmed would get answers that are much more useful to him on a
list dedicated to beginning web programmers. I *could* have ignored the
post, but I thought suggesting alternatives was more helpful.

On rereading my initial reply, I can see that it may have appeard terse.
Not my intention to be harsh. I also note that, although I was expressing
my opinion, and I think that is obvious to most on this list,
to a newcomer, it may have appeared that I was speaking for the group.
For this I apologize.

> And part of my own maturation as a Unix d00d involved answering basic
> questions, overjoyed that I actually could be of help to others. I saw
> it as repaying the SJTs, Jonathan Byrnes, and Chris Sekiyas of the
> world who had helped me along the Unix Path.

But this was not in any way related to Unix...... (unless you consider
that you can run PHP on Unix makes it relevant)

> > (And... I think doing your homework is generally considered a prerequisite
> > to posting here.....)
> While I would love it if that were the case, I am afraid that I must
> share wileyc's amused chortle. :)

mrbl      <-- 'case it's not obvious, that's a garbled mumble

Kind and gentle as I can be
I drift off.....


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