I am a ruby newbie and am intimitaded by posting to this newsgroup... I only made two postings related to modules included with base ruby 1.8.0 and 1.8.1  (net/imap and net/telnet).  I think I did my homework in researching the behavior I observed, but never saw any replies to my postings.  
 Am I doing something wrong in reporting my findings?  I wish I could contribute more and proposed fixes.. but I don't know Ruby enough, and I'm not a good code writer.

Thanks for any advice,
Dany