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don't quite understand mailing list

On 09/06/2018 01:44 PM, mm0fmf wrote:

> Seriously if someone has a swanky signature advertising that they are a rocket scientist viz. "Software Contractor,
> Missiles and Fire Control" and yet doesn't know what a language runtime is or how mailing lists work then they are
> asking for that kind of reply.

No, they are not asking for it, they are asking for help.

I chose not to reply because I didn't think I could do it kindly.  I also know I've asked totally bone-headed questions 
in the past (although they seemed legitimate when I was asking them).

In short, this list is not the place to be condescending nor mean-spirited.  If the urge strikes, pass it up and move to 
the next post.