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Re: Stupid Question

To: "Kevin Richards" <>
Subject: Re: Stupid Question
From: "Scott McKorkle" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 10:16:06 -0700

Well said.  I think Mark just reached the exploding point on excess server
bandwidth at an unfortunate moment.  I'm fairly certain that the vast
majority of us welcome newcomers and their "stupid" questions as they
become acclimated to the list (I surely hope so, anyway).

By the way, NOS stands for (I think!!) New Original Stock, meaning that the
parts are brand new, original equipment spares that someone has managed to
stockpile for at least 18 years (as opposed to aftermarket spares). 
Someone please correct me if I am wrong

Here's hoping that cooler heads prevail--it's silly to lose members due to
one ill-advised response.

Scott McKorkle
Issaquah, WA
1978 MGB

> From: Kevin Richards <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Stupid Question
> Date: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 10:14 AM
> I am new to the list, so I am not out to make any enemies, however, I
> have to side with stuart on this one....I bet the person who initially
> responded to the "stupid" question is regretting it. The "listers" are
> sure showing their true colors by saying that newcomers should get a
> warm welcome, not a slap on the hand for such a small and easy question.
> I myself have owned an MGB for 10 years and I am just restoring it. I
> have NEVER heard that term used until I came across the list. It is a
> term unique to the community. Give the guy a break. Listers, I am glad
> to  see that most agree. Hey...I don't even know what NOS means when
> used in the context of used/new parts. Is that a stupid question? If I
> put out that as a first question, and received that kind of snippy
> answer..I would probably shrug it off being relatively thick skinned,
> but I think we owe it to new members to have a little bit of slack.
> Also, no offense to the writer of the retort.
> I just learned yesterday that I am getting laid off.
> If I was pissed at the time, I may have sounded off also, so some "slack
> allowance to you too, sir.
> I am so lucky to have this tool, and you and those responsible for its
> existence deserve a hearty THANK YOU.
> Just give the newbies a break.
> Respectfully, 
> Kevin Richards

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