I took my job here 4 years ago, I couldn't spell AS400, iSeries, whatever
you want to call it this year. I was hired to take care of the systems we
have running on it as well as stuff we have running on other platforms. So
I will gladly bear the label as a newbie but I have been in the business of
supporting and developing or implementing software for almost 30 years. I
have to say without hesitation, a part of this group is always helpful and
forthright while others make up a collection of the most pretentious and
condescending snobs I have ever run across.



Kevin Brake, MSSE
Applications and Business Analyst - Enterprise Solutions
Information & Technology Services
City of Goodyear
190 N. Litchfield Rd.
Goodyear, AZ 85338
623-882-7857
623-882-7858 (Fax)
kevin.brake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx




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It seems that this is the 'ole one bad apple' thing......This list is going
downhill fast.  What started as a source of sound advice has become little
more than a place to 'show how good you are (or think you are)' or to make
others feel foolish. 
I hope that you are happy with yourselves.  You should be ashamed.
Warmest Regards,

Richard Reeve



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From: John Arnold (MFS) <jarnold@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 10:09:38 AM
Subject: RE: REXX problem

One of the things you guys seem to forget is that new people join this list
all the time and we often do not know where to look for things in the
archives - I, for one, am extremely grateful when people who have been
around for a while take the time to point me in a direction I was unaware
of.

John Arnold



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David FOXWELL
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 3:30 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: REXX problem

I was wondering where you'd got to, Joe!

And thanks Dave, I got my problem resolved. Simon indirectly directed me to
your post "REXX CL on steroids".




-----Message d'origine-----
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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] De la part de Joe Pluta
Envoyé : vendredi 26 septembre 2008 04:31
À : Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Objet : Re: REXX problem

Simon Coulter wrote:
This is a perfect example
of what irritates me about so many of the questions on this list.

And THIS is what I find most irritating about this list.  The lack of
civility is simply unconscionable.  Although at least it's limited to a
very, very small number of nitwits.

Better that
someone is directed where to find the resolution so THEY have to do
some work to solve it.
See, this is the problem.  This part is true.  In fact, much of what you
say is true, Simon.  It's not the "what", it's the "how".

  Then there is at least some minor hope they might LEARN from the
experience instead of simply resolve, move on, and forget.
But this is pointless - the sarcastic "minor hope" bilge in particular.
Condescension, pure and simple.

  A similar effect is found by pointing out the stupidity of certain
questions.
And this is out and out bullshit.  As I've said before, there is absolutely
no excuse for calling a question or by implication a questioner stupid.  If
you feel it necessary to point out that the question has been asked and
answered, then do so.  But please refrain from telling us how stupid people
are, no matter how necessary it is to your own self-image.

  It sticks in the mind (of most people) even if it also sticks in
their craw. That's LEARNING!

I get the idea that you were brought up in a home where you were beaten if
you wet your pants.  THAT'S L:EARNING!

Don't try passing off your boorish behavior as a training method.
You're simply a brat, Simon.

Joe
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