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I'm sorry but I have no respect for you, either.

I don't often read AUE feuds; so before this one really gets going and I have to avoid your names ... got against one another? (With a bit of luck it may all turn out to have been a Ghastly Mistake.)

It's not a feud. Not at all. And there hasn't been any name-calling, either. I don't know what got into me that forced me to send that initial reply. I think if the word Linux were not mentioned, I would have resisted the temptation successfully of replying to Simon, as I had been doing so far.

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Ayaz Ahmed Khan (Email Removed) wrote on 04 Jan 2004:
I don't often read AUE feuds; so before this one ... may all turn out to have been a Ghastly Mistake.)

It's not a feud. Not at all. And there hasn't been any name-calling, either. I don't know what got into me that forced me to send that initial reply. I think if the word Linux were not mentioned,

"had not been mentioned"
I would have resisted the temptation successfully of

"successfully resisted"
replying to Simon, as I had been doing so far.

This makes the the claim that "It's not a feud" highly suspect. You certainly seem to have something against both Simon and me. But Simon said that he doesn't know you from Adam and I said that I hardly know you at all. Someone isn't telling the whole truth here. I know that we have responded to each other's posts last year or the year before, but I can't remember anything about those posts or threads, and I don't know a thing about you beyond your name and current email(1) address.
(1) I know I said just a week or so ago that I was not ready to cave in on "e-mail/ versus "email", but my resolve gave up the ghost three days ago.

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Also sprach Ayaz Ahmed Khan:
I don't know what got into me that forced me to send that initial reply.

Nothing forced you to send the initial reply.

Simon R. Hughes
Also sprach Ayaz Ahmed Khan:

I don't know what got into me that forced me to send that initial reply.

Nothing forced you to send the initial reply.

And he said so. ("Ratcheting up"? What's that mean?)

Mike.
Also sprach Mike Lyle:
Also sprach Ayaz Ahmed Khan: Nothing forced you to send the initial reply.

And he said so. ("Ratcheting up"? What's that mean?)

No, he didn't. He claimed that something forced him, but he couldn't identify what it was.

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("Ratcheting up"? What's that mean?)

I missed the occurrence in context perhaps an uncrossposted AUE message but "to ratchet up" usually means to increase (tension, hostility, &c.) by increments, or "to escalate". The image is of a ratchet & pawl on a winch or similar device: turning the crank retracts the cable in one or more distinct steps (corresponding to the teeth on the ratchet), where it is then held.

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Also sprach Mike Lyle:

And he said so. ("Ratcheting up"? What's that mean?)

No, he didn't. He claimed that something forced him, but he couldn't identify what it was.

I feel like Ralph Bunche. Round here "I don't know what got into me" is a pretty handsome retraction.
Mike.
It's not a feud. Not at all. And there hasn't ... think if the word Linux were not mentioned,

"had not been mentioned"

My use of the subjunctive isn't altogether wrong, is it?
I would have resisted the temptation successfully of

"successfully resisted"

That reminds me of the short-lived discussion we had on style guides . Let me put adverbs where I want them in my writing.
replying to Simon, as I had been doing so far.

This makes the the claim that "It's not a feud" highly suspect. You certainly seem to have something against both ... about those posts or threads, and I don't know a thing about you beyond your name and current email(1) address.

Does china-booter ring any bells? That's who I know you from, sadly. I can't say for Simon, but I have nothing which includes respect, of course against (or for) you, especially, after I had exchanged the last set of posts with you in that other newsgroup. I had to ignore you, then, until, eventually, I unsubscribed from that newsgroup.
(1) I know I said just a week or so ago that I was not ready to cave in on "e-mail/ versus "email", but my resolve gave up the ghost three days ago.

I couldn't care less.

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Also sprach Mike Lyle:
Also sprach Mike Lyle: No, he didn't. He claimed that something forced him, but he couldn't identify what it was.

I feel like Ralph Bunche. Round here "I don't know what got into me" is a pretty handsome retraction.

He didn't retract the "forced", he simply expressed regret for posting.
Simon R. Hughes
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