On Apr 5, 2005 9:58 PM, Luke Graham <spoooq / gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 5, 2005 8:18 PM, B. K. Oxley (binkley) <binkley / alumni.rice.edu> wrote:
> > Luke Graham wrote:
> > > Could it be??? Shouldnt the flash have turned it to stone???
> > >
> > > If you follow the link to his coach, you will notice he worked for S+M
> > > Components...
> > > nothin suss! ;) I think hed have to enjoy S&M to take Ilias on as a student.
> >
> > I'm new to ruby-talk.  Why the pile-on for this fellow?  I looked
> > through some of the material linked, and his most recent posts since I
> > joined, and he seems "mostly harmless" (in the words of Douglas Adams).
> >
> > I thought Ruby was the language for nice people.  Why all the snippy
> > remarks?
> 
> Others have explained their points of view in this thread already, but
> I want to give my position, seeing as I was the one being nasty.
> 
> Ilias is a chronic time-waster. He may not be a troll in the true
> sense of the word, but the effect is the same. The few posts Ive made
> -about- him pale in comparison to the list traffic -to-
> and -from- him, however it is true that threads like this one are part
> of his success. The only way to win is to not play, and I dont believe
> this list is ready to do that yet, so I dont see any harm in a couple
> more mails. I know thats an illogical view, and that every post I make
> adds victory points to his score, but Im only human and dont always
> make sense.
> 
> For me, the biggest effect he has is to cause a sense of wonder that
> bright people like JEG2 would waste even a minute of their lives
> responding to him, once they realised what he was. After a few minutes
> of research, its obvious that even his more interesting questions act
> as lures to keep the threads going until "closed". I saw a post where
> he mentioned something about someone acting as a "cyber-doctor", so I
> guess hes been remotely analysed many times, but I think in the end
> hes probably just lonely and confused. It doesnt make him any less
> irritating.
> 
> --
> spooq
> 
> 

I admire JEG2 for politely replying (when it makes sense), and wish I
could be that generous myself.  The thread has brought up some good
points.

back to Ilias mode...

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Bill Guindon (aka aGorilla)