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8 Jun 2023 06:46:34 EDT (-0400)
  Re: whither POV-Ray ??  
From: jr
Date: 22 Jul 2020 12:30:01
Message: <web.5f18692f17b7b05f4d00143e0@news.povray.org>

Jim Henderson <nos### [at] nospamcom> wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Jul 2020 19:39:05 -0400, jr wrote:
> > Jim Henderson <nos### [at] nospamcom> wrote:
> >> On Tue, 21 Jul 2020 17:41:25 -0400, jr wrote:
> >> ...

agreeing, as you do, with GBS, I've taken the liberty to address just a couple
of points.

>>> Yeah, I didn't read closely enough - the link showed up weird in my
>>> newsreader, and I missed it.  I'll own that error on my part.
>> and here's what I do not understand.  you have admin privilege for the
>> news server, and the wiki, afaik, and, guessing here, for the main
>> website.  so why then, as I pointed out in my initial "rant", is the
>> news section so .. not news?
> I don't have admin privileges for the news server or the wiki (any
> more).  ...

(and a couple of posts later)
> ...  I'm another end user, just like you.  ...

so my understanding of NNTP is that once a post has "gone through", it will
remain on that server indefinitely (one can set a "destroy-by" date, but don't
think it's honoured by the servers).  therefore, without admin privileges (or an
indebted djinn) you, as "another end user", ought not to have been able to
withdraw your post (with haste :-)).  "end user"s like me have to, and do, stand
by our posts, the published record; handy that _you_ are able to .. alter the
record, the reality if you will.

you also wrote, replying to BE: "I am a boss/supervisor, and I can tell you,
that is not a great way to motivate people if you want them to be loyal to you."

my, my.  you like people's loyalty to you?  I suggest the word you're looking
for is "fealty".

personally, I have never worked for "the man", the organisations/companies paid
my bread, and that's where my loyalties lay.

fwiw, I do not think there's much mileage in a reply.  (particularly since you
cannot, apparently, think of new swear words)

no regards, jr.

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