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Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. RichA

    Tony Cooper Guest

    I don't have a complaint that you snip context that shouldn't be
    snipped, but making someone retrieve an earlier post to find context
    is rude. Sure, I can do it, but you shouldn't make me have to do it.
    (Not that you do routinely or - in my opinion - maliciously)
     
    Tony Cooper, Mar 8, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    My sarcasm meter just went off the charts.
     
    PeterN, Mar 8, 2014
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    Guest Guest

    i'm not making anyone do anything. you are once again twisting.

    the context is always clear, but some people might want additional
    details and they are welcome to pursue links to obtain it, with just
    one click.

    what's rude is *not* snipping extraneous text, forcing readers to wade
    through unrelated material for what is invariably a brief comment.
     
    Guest, Mar 8, 2014
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    I did not say you were making me do it. That was a generic "you"
    following "someone". I made it clear - or so I thought - that I don't
    have a problem with you in this respect.
     
    Tony Cooper, Mar 9, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

    Sure I can. When gathered in a group physically, the conversations are
    spoken and possibly heard by anyone in the group. It's the same thing.
    No it isn't. En email is private, a conversation taking place in the middle
    of a group of people is not.

    A newsgroup is very much like a physical gathering of people that meet to
    talk about a specific subject, like photography. Anyone can come, and
    anyone can have an opinion about what anyone else have to say. Only this
    annoying "Peter" dude is the one going around flinging insults at people
    that are trying to have a conversation. That rarely happen in real life
    (because, well, he'd be knocked down by that huge Swedish guy that grew
    tired of his behaviour) but online, the trolls thrive, because they can act
    like idiots and get away with it.
    Not sure why you asked if an English word is used in Sweden and then asked
    if it was another English word instead? Billboard in Swedish is
    "reklamtavla". "Reklam" = Advertising, "Tavla" = Board.
     
    Sandman, Mar 9, 2014
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    Bizarre. In a group of people, someone can only overhear or jump into
    a conversation that is ongoing and happening. In a newsgroup, what is
    said is posted and can be read at any time...days later, in fact.
    Exactly. So if you want your exchanges to be private, go to email.
    Don't email me, though. If you have a conversation in a middle of
    group, when that group can be assembled at any time after the
    conversation as is done in a newsgroup, then expect to be overheard
    and that others may join in.
    Even more bizarre. You toss out as many insults around as anyone one
    here.
    Your parties are quite different from the parties I've attended here
    and in other countries...including your neighbor Denmark. With the
    type of people I associate with, it is considered to be rude to try to
    exclude someone from a conversation. If a private conversation is
    desired, the participates withdraw to someplace else.
    I asked because English is used extensively in Sweden, and I am
    curious about word usage. I didn't say, "in Swedish", I said "in
    Sweden".

    The word "billboard" was not recognized by some people in the UK in
    another newsgroup I participate in. They use the word "hoarding".
     
    Tony Cooper, Mar 9, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

    I am comparing them, not claiming they are the exact same thing.
    Who ever said he wanted his exchange to be private? Is this your reading
    comprehension acting up again?
    Why would I, ever?
    Yeah? Do you have a point? Or are you just Captain obvious on M/S Duh?
    I don't go around responding with one-liners to ongoing conversations with
    an insult, no.
    Why are you saying this? Who in this thread expressed a wish to exclude
    anyone from a conversation? Why can't you read and understand simple
    English, Tony?
    Which would be good information for you to share if there was anyone in
    this thread that had expressed a desire for conversations to be private.
    I also used "in Sweden".
    I know. Most brits are fully aware of the meaning of "billboard" however.
     
    Sandman, Mar 10, 2014
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