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    Re: Leap seconds
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2009 Jan 11, 19:24 -0800

    Frank Reed wrote:
    "I think it's best to avoid net-isms like "trolling" (I never liked that one
    anyway). This community is very much Internet-lite. Many people here would
    not have the slightest idea that trolling refers to a particular type of
    posting game, and many probably don't even know that such a thing exists.
    Additionally, since there are many non-native English speakers, and many
    others who speak English natively but from somewhat different cultures, like
    those crazy upside-down Australians (kidding!), it's always a good idea to
    use language that is culturally neutral, even to the point of being dull.
    That's the best way to avoid accidentally offending people."
    
    Thank you Frank for pointing out this term "trolling", apparently much used 
    down under in the northern hemisphere. It had not reached my little corner of 
    the world and I have just had a pleasant five minutes reading all about it.
    
    It is surely best simply to hold one's peace when encountering real or 
    perceived offence in postings to the group. To reply in kind may deter 
    valuable potential contributors (lurkers?), who may fear to be attacked 
    personally.
    
    Bill Morris
    Pukenui
    New Zealand
    
    
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