I am selling many of my c++, java, Oracle and Game Programming books

Discussion in 'C++' started by RR, Oct 19, 2003.

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    RR Guest

    Please take a look at the list of books I am selling for cheap. These prices
    are below what the used dealers are selling them for. If you really want a
    book and the price is close we may beable to make a deal. I want to get rid
    of all these books in the next week. Please look at the link below. It is on
    ebay and you will have to page thru the list of all my items to see the
    books as they are listed with everything else.

    http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d...bstractryan&include=0&since=-1&sort=3&rows=50

    THANKS!
    Ryan
     
    RR, Oct 19, 2003
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    RR Guest

    Give me a break!

    I am an individual trying to sell books of mine. Take a chill pill. If you
    cant figure out how to take out the NOSPAM from my email address then thats
    your problem!

    Ryan
     
    RR, Oct 19, 2003
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    Mike Wahler Guest

    No, give *us* a break. We're here to discuss C++. That's
    the *specific*, *documented* purpose of comp.lang.c++, nothing
    else.

    We (imo justifiably) take umbrage at having our discussions
    interrupted by your spam.
    Your needs cannot justify your discourtesy.
    Take a clue pill. You've just probably alienated many
    who might otherwise have shown interest in purchasing your
    books, had you advertised them in appropriate places instead
    of spamming this forum.
    I believe you have misunderstood. There was no complaint
    about the (in)ability to 'de-munge' your address. Daniel was
    simply commenting upon the irony exhibited by your 'defending'
    against spamming, while committing that very offense. He
    identified you as a hypocrite. I agree.

    If you cannot figure out how to use Usenet courteously,
    imo you'll create unnecessary problems for yourself.
    Many good clues here: www.usenet.org

    Of course the final decision is yours. But I do suggest
    a bit of thought before behaving as rashly as you have.

    -Mike
     
    Mike Wahler, Oct 19, 2003
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    RR Guest

    thank you ;)

    Ryan
     
    RR, Oct 19, 2003
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    RR Guest

    i mean really. If I was trying to sell cooking products I could understand.
    Whats wrong with listing a personal ad for C++ books. When I hung around
    these groups before when I was a programmer I welcomed these ads to get good
    books at cheap prices.

    There is nice amount of hostility here. If you dont like it then DONT READ
    IT!

    Ryan
     
    RR, Oct 19, 2003
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    WW Guest

    Stop spamming PLEASE!
     
    WW, Oct 19, 2003
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    Jamie Burns Guest

    hehe. whilst i am sure your intentions were good, most people have been
    burnt by spam and anything that appears even similar will not be well
    received. still, i hope you sell your books!

    j.
     
    Jamie Burns, Oct 19, 2003
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    Mike Wahler Guest

    From your apparent perspective, I suppose that's a
    legitimate question.

    The answer can be determined by reading the following, which you
    should have done *before* posting here in the first place:
    http://www.slack.net/~shiva/welcome.txt
    Your desires do not determine the purpose of this newsgroup.

    There are already well-publicized places for trading of
    used items, etc., e.g. eBay, 'for sale' and 'wanted'
    newsgroups, etc.
    If you want to avoid the hostility, stop spamming.
    That's not so hard to understand, is it?

    BTW your top-posting only adds to the resentment.

    -Mike
     
    Mike Wahler, Oct 19, 2003
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    RR Guest

    have. already sold half of them. thanks
    Ryan
     
    RR, Oct 19, 2003
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    RR Guest

    as long as you keep posting smac about me i will keep replying. Get a job in
    the real world and you will find out what discourtesy is. This whole thread
    is a joke and I cant believe I have entertained it this long.

    Ryan
     
    RR, Oct 19, 2003
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    Mike Wahler Guest

    Yes, both it and its initiator are, and we all laugh
    at both.
    Some folks laugh at their own jokes, yes. Why, I neither
    know nor care.

    -Mike
     
    Mike Wahler, Oct 19, 2003
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    osmium Guest

    Of course he did you a big favor. He turned one post into three posts. And
    what you wanted was exposure. I don't know why so many people can't seem to
    figure that out. It really isn't complicated.
     
    osmium, Oct 19, 2003
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  13. Joke or not, I once posted to GIVE books away, just having the taker send
    postage. Not only was it taken as spam, but people didn't trust me to send
    the book for the postage (actually, I offered to send it first and get
    reimbursed for the exact amount). I get books for review and don't need this
    many lying around. There's probably about 50 here now. I now just throw them
    out.
     
    Gary Labowitz, Oct 20, 2003
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    Noah Roberts Guest

    [snip]
    Interestingly this is comming from someone who is wrapping lines at well
    past 80 columns.
     
    Noah Roberts, Oct 20, 2003
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    NorwoodThree Guest

    Spammer!
     
    NorwoodThree, Oct 20, 2003
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  16. How quaint. You put NOSPAM into your return email address than then
    proceed to spam every usenet group you can spell.

    We have a usenet group, comp.databases.oracle.marketplace specifically
    designated for posting commercial messages and
    you somehow seem to have avoided posting to that single appropriate
    location.

    I therefore urge everyone to ignore your posting until such time as you
    post to the correct usenet group and apologize
    for not reading the FAQ and for spamming us. We don't ask for a lot ...
    just courtesy.

    --
    Daniel Morgan
    http://www.outreach.washington.edu/ext/certificates/oad/oad_crs.asp
    http://www.outreach.washington.edu/ext/certificates/aoa/aoa_crs.asp

    (replace 'x' with a 'u' to reply)
     
    Daniel Morgan, Oct 20, 2003
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    jeffc Guest

    You could say the same thing about Viagra ads too, couldn't you? For that
    matter, why do you have NOSPAM in your return address? I mean, if you don't
    like all that email, DON'T READ IT! Hopefully you've put 2 and 2 together.
    For sale posts don't belong here. There would be too much traffic.
     
    jeffc, Oct 20, 2003
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    Database Guy Guest

    How can you possibly assure us of this, or are you just being pompous?


    DG
     
    Database Guy, Oct 21, 2003
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    Mike Wahler Guest

    I suspect it could be because he's earned the respect
    of his students, and that thus they assign credence to
    his advice.
    I think he's responding to spamming as he sees fit.

    -Mike
     
    Mike Wahler, Oct 21, 2003
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  20. The question Ryan is not one of chilling and it is most certainly not
    one of being able to figure out your
    email address. It is one of hypocrisy and learning living within the
    rules of etiquette.

    You apparently don't see a contradiction in asking people not to spam
    you while spamming them. And
    you apparently don't see a contradiction in asking people to do you a
    favour and purchase your books
    while at the same time clearly communicating that you don't give a damn
    about them.

    I an assure you none of my students will be buying your books. And I
    hope no one else here does either.

    PS: An apology and repost would have taken fewer keystrokes and sold
    your books: Ponder that.

    --
    Daniel Morgan
    http://www.outreach.washington.edu/ext/certificates/oad/oad_crs.asp
    http://www.outreach.washington.edu/ext/certificates/aoa/aoa_crs.asp

    (replace 'x' with a 'u' to reply)
     
    Daniel Morgan, Oct 21, 2003
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