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Posted by Barney on May 16, 2001

In Reply to: Meaningless. posted by M.Mazzucco on May 16, 2001

: : : ... it was a military character who delivered the line.
: : : So it all makes perfect sense.
: : : Thanks.

: : I thought the idea of this forum was to add your response to the previous contributions and hence give context to your reply.

: : In its spendid isolation I found Mazzucco's reply meaningless.

: Any "reply" is "meaningless," not just mine, unless of course what it refers to is part of the scheme.
: But, yes, I am new at forums and, yes, I was just trying to tidy-up.
: I felt that -- the referenda being placed right above the referta -- it would make the process easier for anyone who were to follow it in natural sequence, without having to strain your eyes each time on where the colons actually end.
: Of course, it hadn't occurred to me that someone -- especially if new to a given issue -- could also just jump to the last post and find the whole sequence at once.
: My apologies for that, and I'll do my best to adapt to the house rules as quickly as I can.

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