Ed Gerck wrote:
Paul Vixie wrote:
i don't care who you are but i do care who you know.
If someone sends me a message asking for my comment
because they read some other comment I wrote, do I really
care who that someone is... or who they know? No, in fact I
am delighted if the question comes from a complete stranger
with no connection to me, my friends or his friends.
I'd suggest that in this case you _are_ reacting to who
they know. In some sense they 'know' you, because they're
reacting to something you wrote, and thus have gained entry
to your circle of people-worth-talking-with.