[clug] [OT] a pet peeve, was Re: does splice work?

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Sun Jun 20 01:11:20 MDT 2010


Here is how I see it.

It used to be that you were at least at uni before you got any online access. By then
the use of nickname/handle/whatever lost it's shine and you were confident enough
to use your own identity.

Today (and for a few decades now) one starts very early and as such continues the

Me, I am not bothered, but if I need to start a real discussion I will directly ask.

As for the OP, oferh seems to be a simple short (maybe IT mandated?) for
"Ofer Heifetz" rather than a personal handle.


On 20/06/10 14:39, steve jenkin wrote:
> One of my pet peeves is when people don't/won't identify themselves on
> lists...
> That's part of the reason I put a useful '.sig' with real-world contact
> information on my posts. [For others, that may be leaking too much
> personal Identity info.]
> So who is this "oferh" person??
> We know they've got an email addr with "Marvell" (who's webpage says
> they do interesting things with Electronics) and that's all.
> I'm not asking for anything to change.
> We're an autonomous anarchic collective, not a democracy, not a
> hierarchy, maybe not even an AAC :-)
> Does anyone have anything else to say on the topic?
> "Just live with it" seems the only thing I can think of :-)
> cheers
> steve

Eyal Lebedinsky	(eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

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