Subject Pointy hat, was Re: Valid reasons for sorting on a column one doesn't select? - a BUG!
Author Helen Borrie
At 09:01 PM 14/08/2005 -0500, David Johnson wrote:
>On Sun, 2005-08-14 at 20:21 -0500, Woody wrote:
> > Helen (the one with the pointy hat)
>This is completely uncalled for.

It's OK ! :-))

As well as being a fairly frequent (!!) responder on the lists, I'm also
the list owner of most of them. As such, this makes me (like it or not)
also a moderator of them all.

Those who have been around the lists for a long time understand the
symbolism behind "the pointy hat". It's a list joke, or tradition, if you
like. When I sign a posting with a caret in front of my name, like so:

^ heLen

I am wearing the pointy hat (the witch's hat, headgear of the resident
Witch, moderator's hat).

The "heLen" signature has a history behind it, too. A regular poster a few
years ago habitually referred to me as "Hellen". Ever since, in this list,
I make the point about my name having only one "L". It's not like I don't
already have enough "L's". My full married name is HeLen ELizabeth
McCuLLoch CuLLen.

When I'm not wearing the witch's hat, I sign with " ./heLen". The reason
for the ./ is to remind me constantly to provide the right syntax when
offering a command-line example of gbak, gfix, etc. for a Linux user.

So - no harm, no offence.