1997-04-19 - My Thread / Was–Re: Light Bulbs & newsgroups

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From: Carl Johnson <toto@sk.sympatico.ca>
To: “Timothy C. May” <tcmay@got.net>
Message Hash: ef05bb677928b460855e4b8b90b2ec8f5e7fadfd410e7a600857ce2443bda986
Message ID: <335835C6.7CFC@sk.sympatico.ca>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-04-19 03:24:03 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 20:24:03 -0700 (PDT)

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From: Carl Johnson <toto@sk.sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 20:24:03 -0700 (PDT)
To: "Timothy C. May" <tcmay@got.net>
Subject: My Thread / Was--Re: Light Bulbs & newsgroups
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Timothy C. May wrote:
> At 5:55 PM -0800 4/18/97, Igor Chudov @ home wrote:
> >Timothy C. May wrote:
> >> ....and at least 1 to say that you gave no credit for this. Did you write
> >> it yourself? If so, congratulations, as it was pretty good. If you did not,
> >> you left out any mention of the author, or at least where you found it.

> >it was not me. When i got it, it had no attribution on it also.
> Then it's best to say so. "Anonymous" or "No attribution" is preferable to
> simple forwarding.

  When the post arrives with three or four sets of '> >>' (<--whatever
fuck these things are called), then even those of us who lost the better
part of our brains in the Drug War are able to figure out that it is a
forwarded-forwarded-forwarded post.
  I think Tim is fighting old wars in his head. (Find your shoes, yet,

> --Tim May, who's had his own stuff forwarded without credit, and recalls
> when one of Perry Metzger's pieces arrived back on the list, sans credit.

  I can sympathize with Tim, here. People who plagarize the works of 
others, or who steal credit for other's ideas, are the scum of the

Just say "No" to "Plagarists Inside"
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