String Manipulation

Discussion in 'Java' started by questionmarc420@msn.com, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Guest

    hi,
    ivebeen pulling my hair our on this for a while now. I receive a string
    called data body.

    it comes like the code below.
    however when i display it on an html page. the spacign is gone.

    ////format paragraphs
    data_body = data_body.replaceAll("\n ","<br><br>");
    data_body = data_body.replaceAll("\n\n","<br><br>");
    data_body = data_body.replaceAll("\t","<br><br>");
    data_body = data_body.replaceAll("<br><br><br>","<br>");

    this is the code i used to try an format it placing it in paragraph
    form. now i don't think my code here is very good or strong.
    suggestions owuld be nice but that is not hte question im asking.

    if u notice hte financial sheets, i need to surround these in a <pre>
    tags. and i don't know how to go about this. because i can't find
    anythign indicating the start of the sheet.. for me to replace or add a
    <pre> tag and close it as well.

    if anyone has any ideas please post
    thanks
    -morc

    <string>
    >CHINO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Board of Directors of Chino

    Commercial Bank, N.A. (OTCBB:CKNA) announced the results of operations
    for the
    year ended December 31, 2005 with net income of $885,173, a 52.3%
    increase over
    net income of $581,381 for December 31, 2004. Net income per share for
    the year
    ended December 31, 2005 was $1.08 per share as compared to $0.71 per
    share for
    the year ended December 31, 2004. Net income per fully diluted share
    was $1.00
    and $0.66 for the years ended December 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively.

    Net income for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2005 was $268,666
    or $0.30
    per diluted share, a 57.9% increase compared to $170,185 or $0.19 per
    diluted
    share for the fourth quarter of 2004.

    Dann H. Bowman, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "We are
    very
    pleased with the continued growth and profitability of the Bank as we
    complete
    our fifth full year end. Net earnings represent a return on beginning
    equity of
    15.0% and a return of average assets of 1.05%. Deposit and Loan
    balances
    increased this year by 18.8% and 21.5%, respectively, allowing the Bank
    to show
    improved stability of earnings and efficiency. Along with this growth,
    at fiscal
    year end the Bank reported no loan delinquencies and no loan losses for
    the
    entire year."

    Financial Condition

    At December 31, 2005, total assets were $91.3 million, an increase of
    $14.2
    million or 18.5% from December 31, 2004.

    Total loans increased to $41.8 million at December 31, 2005 from $34.4
    million
    at December 31, 2004 or an increase of 21.5%. The growth was primarily
    in real
    estate secured lending.

    Total deposits increased by 18.8% to $84.0 million at December 31, 2005
    from
    $70.7 million at December 31, 2004. Non-interest bearing deposits
    increased by
    $6.5 million or 11.6% since December 31, 2004, and at year end
    represented 74.5%
    of total deposits.

    Chino Commercial Bank's risk-based capital ratios were 12.14% for Tier
    1
    capital, 13.20% for Risk-based capital and 7.54% for Leverage capital
    on
    December 31, 2005.

    Earnings

    The Bank posted net interest income of $4,001,071 for the year ended
    December
    31, 2005 as compared to $2,914,252 for the year ended December 31,
    2004. Average
    interest-earning assets were $78.0 million with average
    interest-bearing
    liabilities of $18.2 million yielding a net interest margin of 5.13%
    for the
    year ended December 31, 2005 as compared to average interest-bearing
    assets of
    $65.0 million with average interest-bearing liabilities of $13.7
    million
    yielding a net interest margin of 4.48% for the year ended December 31,
    2004.
    The 65 basis points increase in the net interest margin was the result
    of the
    higher average balances as the Bank continues to grow and the effect of
    upward
    repricing of the benchmark for Federal funds.

    The Bank posted net interest income of $1,103,311 for the three months
    ended
    December 31, 2005 as compared to $816,772 for the three months ended
    December
    31, 2004. Average interest-earning assets were $82.9 million with
    average
    interest-bearing liabilities of $21.6 million yielding a net interest
    margin of
    5.32% for the fourth quarter of 2005 as compared to average
    interest-bearing
    assets of $70.1 million with average interest-bearing liabilities of
    $14.7
    million yielding a net interest margin of 4.66% for the three months
    ended
    December 31, 2004.

    Non-interest income totaled $553,272 or a decrease of 0.8% from
    $557,509 earned
    during the year ended December 31, 2004. Service charges on deposit
    accounts
    increased 7.5% to $461,678 due to higher volume of deposit accounts.
    Income from
    Mortgage Banking decreased by 73.3% to $17,697 due to reduced activity
    in the
    refinance market. Income from bank owned life insurance increased by
    7.9% to
    $64,421 as the Bank purchased policies totaling $1.3 million at the end
    of
    January 2004.

    Non-interest income totaled $134,745 or an 8.3% decline from the fourth
    quarter
    of 2004. Service charges on deposit accounts decreased 4.6% to $115,002
    due to
    the lower volume of overdraft and return item charges. There was no
    income from
    Mortgage Banking during the fourth quarter of 2005 as compared to
    $12,273 in the
    fourth quarter 0f 2004.

    General and administrative expenses were $753,250 for the three months
    ended
    December 31, 2005 as compared to $642,636 for the three months ended
    December
    31, 2004. General and administrative expenses were $2,965,458 for the
    year ended
    December 31, 2005 as compared to $2,476,404 for the year ended December
    31,
    2004. The largest component of general and administrative expenses was
    salary
    and benefits expense of $385,900 for the three months ended December
    31, 2005 as
    compared to $326,003 for the three months ended December 31, 2004.
    Salary and
    benefits expense were $1,451,897 for the year ended December 31, 2005
    as
    compared to $1,234,509 for the year ended December 31, 2004. The
    increase in
    Salary and benefits expenses are reflective of the staff and salary
    increases,
    incentive compensation and the increase in retirement plan accruals.
    Other
    components of general and administrative expenses that affected the
    increase
    were Advertising and Marketing expenses which increased by $20,049 for
    the
    comparable three month period and increased by $50,305 for the
    comparable twelve
    month period due primarily to various marketing campaigns. Other
    expenses
    increased by $17,938 for the comparable three month period and
    increased by
    $175,525 for the comparable twelve month period due primarily to
    courier costs
    and client service charges that were affected by an increase in escrow
    deposits.

    Income tax expense was $173,640 for the three months ended December 31,
    2005 as
    compared to $102,749 for the three months ended December 31, 2004.
    Income tax
    expenses were $566,619 for the year ended December 31, 2005 as compared
    to
    $336,328 for the year ended December 31, 2004. The effective income tax
    rate
    increased from approximately 37% for the year ended 2004 to 39% for the
    year
    ended 2005 as various tax credits expired during the year in 2004.

    The foregoing contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
    the
    Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are
    not
    historical facts and include expressions about the Bank's plans,
    objectives,
    management's expectations, intentions, relationships, opportunities,
    and
    technology and market condition statements. When used in these
    presentations,
    the words "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes,"
    "seeks,"
    "estimates," or words of similar meaning, or future or conditional
    verbs, such
    as "will," "would," "should," "could," or "may" are generally intended
    to
    identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements
    are
    inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive
    uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Bank's
    control. In
    addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions
    with
    respect to future business strategies and decisions that are subject to
    change.
    Actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in
    these
    forward-looking statements for the reasons, among others, discussed in
    Bank's
    Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2005,
    which
    include: changes in general business and economic conditions may
    significantly
    affect the Bank's earnings; changes in level of market interest rates;
    changes
    in credit risks of lending activities and competitive factors;
    effective income
    tax rates, relationships with major customers, extent and timing of
    legislative
    and regulatory actions and reforms. The Bank is not obligated to update
    and does
    not undertake to update any of its forward-looking statements made
    herein.



    CHINO COMMERCIAL BANK
    STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

    December 31,
    2005 2004
    ----------- -----------
    (unaudited)
    ASSETS:

    Cash and due from banks $ 5,328,842 $ 2,374,688
    Federal Funds sold 11,370,000 10,925,000
    ----------- -----------
    Cash and cash equivalents 16,698,842 13,299,688

    Interest-bearing deposits at banks 6,030,000 6,271,000
    Investment Securities available for sale 16,311,377 15,562,826

    Investment Securities held to maturity
    (fair value approximates $5,764,134 at
    December 31, 2005 and $4,859,395 at
    December 31, 2004) 5,850,687 4,801,024
    Federal Reserve Bank stock, at cost 159,600 159,600
    Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost 362,600 283,500
    Pacific Coast Bankers' Bank stock,
    at cost 50,000 50,000
    Loans
    Construction 2,790,712 3,520,772
    Real estate 30,444,344 23,886,582
    Commercial 8,295,573 6,534,464
    Installment 633,504 635,609
    Farm/Agriculture 330,920 346,261
    Unearned fees, net (144,106) (119,328)
    Allowance for loan losses (544,140) (407,046)
    ----------- -----------
    Loans, net 41,806,807 34,397,314
    ----------- -----------
    Fixed assets, net 1,936,168 389,965

    Accrued interest receivable 314,849 258,528
    Prepaid &amp; other assets 1,811,979
    1,612,617
    ----------- -----------
    Total Assets $91,332,909 $77,086,062
    =========== ===========

    LIABILITIES:

    Deposits
    Non-interest bearing $62,610,963 $56,112,375
    Interest bearing
    Money market &amp; NOW 16,793,824
    10,231,507
    Savings 913,249 926,275
    Time deposits of $100,000 or
    greater, due in one year 2,216,104 1,802,181
    Time deposits less than
    $100,000, due in one year 1,487,803 1,668,794
    ----------- -----------
    Total Deposits 84,021,943 70,741,132
    ----------- -----------

    Accrued interest payable 28,858 20,642
    Accrued expenses &amp; other payables 588,068
    422,994
    ----------- -----------
    Total Liabilities 84,638,869 71,184,768
    ----------- -----------

    STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Common Stock, authorized 10,000,000
    shares with a par value of $3.33 per
    share; issued and outstanding
    818,453 at December 31, 2005 and
    December 31, 2004, respectively 2,728,230 2,728,230
    Additional paid-in capital 2,590,600 2,590,600
    Accumulated earnings 1,497,818 612,645
    Accumulated other comprehensive income (122,608) (30,181)
    ----------- -----------
    Total Stockholders' Equity 6,694,040 5,901,294
    ----------- -----------
    Total Liabilities &amp; Equity $91,332,909
    $77,086,062
    =========== ===========

    CHINO COMMERCIAL BANK
    STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

    For the For the
    Three months ending Year ending
    December 31, December 31,
    --------------------- ---------------------
    2005 2004 2005 2004
    --------- --------- --------- ---------
    (unaudited) (unaudited)
    Interest Income
    Interest Income
    - Securities $ 277,341 $ 233,873 $ 985,773 $ 777,001
    Interest Income
    - Fed Funds 123,700 43,746 386,707 138,011
    Interest and fee income
    on Loans 781,875 587,188 2,888,186 2,170,806
    --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Total Interest
    Income 1,182,916 864,807 4,260,666 3,085,818
    ---------- --------- --------- ---------
    Interest Expense
    Interest Expense
    - Deposits 79,605 48,035 259,595 171,566
    --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Total Interest
    Expense 79,605 48,035 259,595 171,566
    --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Total net interest
    income 1,103,311 816,772 4,001,071 2,914,252
    --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Provision for loan
    losses 42,500 48,094 137,093 77,648
    --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Total net interest
    income after
    provision for loan
    losses 1,060,811 768,678 3,863,978 2,836,604
    --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Non-interest income
    Service Charges on
    Deposit Accounts 115,002 120,601 461,678 429,622
    Other miscellaneous
    fee income 3,309 (2,295) 9,476 1,993
    Income from Mortgage
    Banking -- 12,273 17,697 66,207
    Income from Bank owned
    life insurance 16,434 16,313 64,421 59,687
    --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Total Non-interest
    income 134,745 146,892 553,272 557,509
    --------- --------- --------- ---------
    General &amp; Administrative
    Expenses
    Salaries &amp; Benefits 385,900 326,003 1,451,897
    1,234,509
    Occupancy &amp; Equipment 69,245 65,979 263,418
    254,320
    Data &amp; Item Processing 60,881 47,536 223,603
    191,533
    Advertising &amp; Marketing 34,154 14,105 127,944
    77,639
    Audit &amp; Professional
    fees 30,895 38,558 163,546 172,185
    Insurance 6,197 6,012 24,198 23,106
    Directors' fees and
    expenses 21,187 17,590 78,249 66,034
    Other expenses 144,791 126,853 632,603 457,078
    --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Total general &amp;
    administrative
    expenses 753,250 642,636 2,965,458 2,476,404
    --------- --------- --------- ---------

    Income before income
    tax expense 442,306 272,934 1,451,792 917,709
    Income tax expense 173,640 102,749 566,619 336,328
    --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Net income $ 268,666 $ 170,185 $ 885,173 $ 581,381
    ========= ========= ========= =========
    Basic Earnings
    per share $ 0.33 $ 0.21 $ 1.08 $ 0.71
    ========= ========= ========= =========
    Diluted Earnings
    per share $ 0.30 $ 0.19 $ 1.00 $ 0.66
    ========= ========= ========= =========

    CHINO COMMERCIAL BANK
    Selected Financial Highlights

    For the For the
    Three months ended Year ended
    December 31, December 31,
    -------------------- --------------------
    2005 2004 2005 2004
    ---------- -------- --------- ---------
    Selected Operating Data:
    Net interest income $1,103,311 816,772 4,001,071 2,914,252
    Provision for loan
    losses 42,500 48,094 137,093 77,648
    Non-interest income 134,745 146,892 553,272 557,509
    Non-interest expense 753,250 642,636 2,965,458 2,476,404
    Net income $ 268,666 170,185 885,173 581,381
    Share Data:
    Basic income per share $ 0.33 0.19 1.08 0.71
    Diluted Income per share $ 0.30 0.18 1.00 0.66
    Weighted average common
    shares outstanding
    Basic 818,453 818,453 818,453 818,453
    Diluted 884,444 883,672 884,212 881,338

    Performance Ratios:
    Return on average assets 1.19% 0.89% 1.05% 0.82%
    Return on average equity 16.27% 11.54% 14.03% 10.26%
    Equity to total assets
    at the end of the period 7.33% 7.66% 7.33% 7.66%
    Net interest spread 4.24% 3.64% 4.04% 3.49%
    Net interest margin 5.32% 4.66% 5.13% 4.48%
    Average interest-earning
    assets to average-
    bearing liabilities 384.62% 477.83% 428.44% 473.56%
    Core efficiency ratio 60.82% 66.70% 65.11% 71.31%
    Non-interest expense to
    average assets 3.34% 3.37% 3.51% 3.50%


    Selected Balance Sheet Data: 12/31/2005 12/31/2004

    Total assets $91,332,909 77,086,062
    Investment securities held to maturity 5,850,687 4,801,024
    Investment securities available for sale 16,311,377 15,562,826
    Loan receivable, net 41,806,807 34,397,314
    Deposits 84,021,943 70,741,132
    Non-interest bearing deposits 62,610,963 56,112,375
    Stockholders' equity $ 6,694,040 5,901,294

    Regulatory capital ratios:

    Average equity to average assets 7.46% 8.00%
    Leverage capital 7.54% 8.36%
    Tier I risk based 12.14% 13.80%
    Risk-based capital 13.21% 14.81%

    Asset Quality Ratios:
    Allowance for loan losses as a percent
    of gross loans receivable 1.28% 1.17%
    Net charge-offs to average loans n/a n/a
    Non-performing loans to total loans n/a n/a

    Number of full-service customer facilities 1 1

    CONTACT: Chino Commercial Bank, N.A.
    Dann H. Bowman, President and CEO
    Jo Anne Painter, Executive Vice President and CFO
    (909) 393-8880

    </string>
     
    , Jan 23, 2006
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  2. Oliver Wong Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > hi,
    > ivebeen pulling my hair our on this for a while now. I receive a string
    > called data body.
    >
    > it comes like the code below.
    > however when i display it on an html page. the spacign is gone.
    >
    > ////format paragraphs
    > data_body = data_body.replaceAll("\n ","<br><br>");
    > data_body = data_body.replaceAll("\n\n","<br><br>");
    > data_body = data_body.replaceAll("\t","<br><br>");
    > data_body = data_body.replaceAll("<br><br><br>","<br>");
    >
    > this is the code i used to try an format it placing it in paragraph
    > form. now i don't think my code here is very good or strong.
    > suggestions owuld be nice but that is not hte question im asking.
    >
    > if u notice hte financial sheets, i need to surround these in a <pre>
    > tags. and i don't know how to go about this. because i can't find
    > anythign indicating the start of the sheet.. for me to replace or add a
    > <pre> tag and close it as well.
    >
    > if anyone has any ideas please post
    > thanks
    > -morc
    >
    > <string>

    [long example string snipped]
    > </string>


    You could just surround the entire string with <pre> and </pre>, and
    forget about all your calls to replaceAll().

    data_body = "<pre>" + data_body + "</pre>";

    - Oliver
     
    Oliver Wong, Jan 23, 2006
    #2
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  3. Guest

    i'd like to but unforutnaly i need the text to go the full length of
    the page when minimized or maximized. in doing what us uggested it
    would always be the same minimized or maximized.
     
    , Jan 23, 2006
    #3
  4. Oliver Wong Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > i'd like to but unforutnaly i need the text to go the full length of
    > the page when minimized or maximized. in doing what us uggested it
    > would always be the same minimized or maximized.
    >


    Your code, which looks like:

    data_body = data_body.replaceAll("\n ","<br><br>");

    will also prevent the text from spanning the entire width of the page.

    - Oliver
     
    Oliver Wong, Jan 23, 2006
    #4
  5. Guest

    no. youre wrong wong
     
    , Jan 23, 2006
    #5
  6. Roedy Green Guest

    On 23 Jan 2006 13:02:08 -0800, wrote, quoted
    or indirectly quoted someone who said :

    >no. youre wrong wong


    You are correct in that he is wrong, but it behooves you to point out
    the error and the correction.
    --
    Canadian Mind Products, Roedy Green.
    http://mindprod.com Java custom programming, consulting and coaching.
     
    Roedy Green, Jan 23, 2006
    #6
  7. Guest

    two wrongs don't make a right.
    please don't post unless it has something to do wiht original post
     
    , Jan 23, 2006
    #7
  8. <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > two wrongs don't make a right.
    > please don't post unless it has something to do wiht original post
    >


    Yes - lets talk about acceptable usenet behavior for a second please.

    1. Using proper grammer/spelling helps everyone to understand your
    point/makes you look less dumb (the latter point should be of particular
    interest to you)
    2. Please quote who and what you are replying to - this way people will know
    what you are talking about, without having to backtrack. Proper quoting
    greatly reduces your chances of being plonked (blocked) by the people who
    want to help you.
    3. Please stop being a dick. This is a forum of people - if you need
    slaves, consider hiring out people in a 3rd world country. You are not the
    king of the thread, NG, etc - and if people with an established reputation
    want the thread to drift then that's their prerogative.
    4. Notice your hypocrisy in posting an off topic post in the thread.
    5. Please consider the conversation - you said "You are wrong wrong wrong"
    or something similar with an incrediblely dense collection of english
    mistakes as your posts normally contain. You were kindly asked, by someone
    who probably had a genuine interest to help, to explain how this person was
    wrong - and what the right answer is since you obviously know it.

    You started getting on my bad side with the "no. youre wrong wong"
    gibberish. A perfectly acceptable reply would have had an attribution,
    quote and then stated that you tried this, listed your result and explained
    the deviation from your expectation. You obviously want the thread to stay
    on topic, but your trollish tendencies seem to be making that difficult.
    --
    LTP

    :)
     
    Luc The Perverse, Jan 23, 2006
    #8
  9. [OT] Re: String Manipulation

    Luc The Perverse wrote:
    >
    > Yes - lets talk about acceptable usenet behavior for a second please.


    Hmm....

    <snip>

    > 3. Please stop being a dick. This is a forum of people - if you need
    > slaves, consider hiring out people in a 3rd world country.


    And I suppose a remark that terms people from "third world countries" as
    "slaves" is very PROPER usenet behaviour ..

    Ever heard something on the lines "Pot.. kettle.. black..." ?

    BK
     
    Babu Kalakrishnan, Jan 24, 2006
    #9
  10. Guest

    >please don't post unless it has something to do wiht original post
     
    , Jan 24, 2006
    #10
  11. Roedy Green Guest

    On 24 Jan 2006 12:01:15 -0800, wrote, quoted
    or indirectly quoted someone who said :

    >>please don't post unless it has something to do wiht original post


    Don't be silly. The best you can hope for is tenuous relevant to post
    quted. Topic drift is inevitable.
    --
    Canadian Mind Products, Roedy Green.
    http://mindprod.com Java custom programming, consulting and coaching.
     
    Roedy Green, Jan 24, 2006
    #11
  12. Re: [OT] Re: String Manipulation

    "Babu Kalakrishnan" <> wrote in message
    news:43d66e0a$0$74634$...
    > Luc The Perverse wrote:
    >>
    >> Yes - lets talk about acceptable usenet behavior for a second please.

    >
    > Hmm....
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    >> 3. Please stop being a dick. This is a forum of people - if you need
    >> slaves, consider hiring out people in a 3rd world country.

    >
    > And I suppose a remark that terms people from "third world countries" as
    > "slaves" is very PROPER usenet behaviour ..
    >
    > Ever heard something on the lines "Pot.. kettle.. black..." ?



    Sorry - what I meant was that if you offer someone about 3-10 times their
    normal wages they will typically be eager to be at your service. It was my
    impression that he could not afford to do this with most Java programmers in
    a developed country.

    --
    LTP

    :)
     
    Luc The Perverse, Jan 24, 2006
    #12
  13. Thomas Weidenfeller, Jan 25, 2006
    #13
  14. Luc The Perverse wrote:
    > Yes - lets talk about acceptable usenet behavior for a second please.
    >


    > 3. Please stop being a dick. This is a forum of people - if you need
    > slaves, consider hiring out people in a 3rd world country. You are not the
    > king of the thread, NG, etc - and if people with an established reputation
    > want the thread to drift then that's their prerogative.


    I believe that watching your use of language should be included in your
    list, eh??

    Talk about hypocrisy...

    Mike.
     
    Michael Redlich, Jan 25, 2006
    #14
  15. "Michael Redlich" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Luc The Perverse wrote:
    >> Yes - lets talk about acceptable usenet behavior for a second please.
    >>

    >
    >> 3. Please stop being a dick. This is a forum of people - if you need
    >> slaves, consider hiring out people in a 3rd world country. You are not
    >> the
    >> king of the thread, NG, etc - and if people with an established
    >> reputation
    >> want the thread to drift then that's their prerogative.

    >
    > I believe that watching your use of language should be included in your
    > list, eh??
    >
    > Talk about hypocrisy...



    ^^

    Appearantly I pissed everyone off - sorry about that.

    But am I the only one that finds it offensive for someone to march into a
    group, post a question and expect everyone in the group to bend over
    backwards for them?
    --
    LTP

    :)
     
    Luc The Perverse, Jan 25, 2006
    #15
  16. Guest

    no but u might be the only one who thinks i expected anyone to bend
    over backwards for me.
     
    , Jan 25, 2006
    #16
  17. Chris Uppal Guest

    Luc The Perverse wrote:

    > But am I the only one that finds it offensive for someone to march into a
    > group, post a question and expect everyone in the group to bend over
    > backwards for them?


    Not in the least.

    But for me is just another Google-powered looser. They
    proliferate like malaria parasites and have about as much willingness to learn
    the norms of the communities they are invading[*], or even just to behave with
    ordinary courtesy.

    There are too many of them, and there is nothing to be done but ignore them or
    give up Usenet altogether.

    -- chris

    [*] There are some important exceptions, of course.
     
    Chris Uppal, Jan 25, 2006
    #17
  18. <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > no but u might be the only one who thinks i expected anyone to bend
    > over backwards for me.
    >


    no you are wrong wrong - and two wrongs don't make a right - so I suppose it
    would just be better if everyone would focus their efforts on answering the
    original question.

    --
    LTP

    :)
     
    Luc The Perverse, Jan 25, 2006
    #18
  19. "Chris Uppal" <-THIS.org> wrote in message
    news:43d7e33d$0$87290$...
    > Luc The Perverse wrote:
    >
    >> But am I the only one that finds it offensive for someone to march into a
    >> group, post a question and expect everyone in the group to bend over
    >> backwards for them?

    >
    > Not in the least.
    >
    > But for me is just another Google-powered looser.
    > They
    > proliferate like malaria parasites and have about as much willingness to
    > learn
    > the norms of the communities they are invading[*], or even just to behave
    > with
    > ordinary courtesy.
    >
    > There are too many of them, and there is nothing to be done but ignore
    > them or
    > give up Usenet altogether.
    >
    > -- chris
    >
    > [*] There are some important exceptions, of course.
    >
    >
    >


    I hadn't thought of it that way - perhaps I should start ignoring, one
    killfile at a time!

    --
    LTP

    :)
     
    Luc The Perverse, Jan 25, 2006
    #19
  20. Oliver Wong Guest

    "Luc The Perverse" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "Michael Redlich" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>
    >> Luc The Perverse wrote:
    >>> Yes - lets talk about acceptable usenet behavior for a second please.
    >>>

    >>
    >>> 3. Please stop being a dick. This is a forum of people - if you need
    >>> slaves, consider hiring out people in a 3rd world country. You are not
    >>> the
    >>> king of the thread, NG, etc - and if people with an established
    >>> reputation
    >>> want the thread to drift then that's their prerogative.

    >>
    >> I believe that watching your use of language should be included in your
    >> list, eh??
    >>
    >> Talk about hypocrisy...

    >
    >
    > ^^
    >
    > Appearantly I pissed everyone off - sorry about that.


    I didn't think you had any malicious intent when you wrote the above, so
    it didn't bother me.

    >
    > But am I the only one that finds it offensive for someone to march into a
    > group, post a question and expect everyone in the group to bend over
    > backwards for them?


    Maybe you get offended too easily. =) It's an unmoderated newsgroup, so
    anyone is free to make posts demanding anything they want, and we are free
    to either follow those demands (as I initially tried), or ignore them (as
    many others have done), or make posts explaining to that first person that
    they shouldn't be so demanding (as you have done), etc.

    I was trying to help questionmarc420 out, but it quickly became
    apparently that I was giving out bad or incorrect advice, so I figured I'd
    better shut up and not cause any more harm, right? ;)

    questionmarc420 asked (told?) people not to reply to this thread unless
    it had some relevance to the original topic. I obeyed this request for a
    while and didn't post anything new, but now I've changed my mind and replied
    to the thread in the form of the post you are reading right now. And this
    post doesn't have much to do with the original post of this thread.

    On the chance that questionmarc420 doesn't get satisfactory help to
    his/her initial problem and can't figure out why, (s)he may be interested in
    reading this:

    http://mindprod.com/jgloss/newsgroups.html#GIFTHORSE

    - Oliver
     
    Oliver Wong, Jan 25, 2006
    #20
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