Howdy howdy howdy I am the email rowdy. :) How come >everybody didn't miss a word of my last post but skimmed over the first. >:-) Tone. :) The theme I see repeated is that you got annoyed (frustrated) that your post was misinterpreted at all. Freedom to create comes from freedom to make errors. It ain't a biggie that people messed up here reading a post, Sept 11 can put that in perspective for anybody I think. The key is that they messed up trying to help, if they did mess up, and I can't see where anybody did other than a bad URL. >As pointed out by Robert and Jonathan that they tend to skim >over a post only catching a few key words. I don't skim posts as a habit. One shouldn't abstract the rare to be the habit here. You wouldn't have known I began to help you if I hadn't told you, so don't bop me for it. :) While I understand time is a >valuable commodity and sometimes we just don't have that time. I would >expect all on the list to read a post as you would want your post read. >Skipping over a post is disrespectful to the postee, in essence you say, >you don't warrant my time. Nah, you can't think that. In my case, sometimes the list is my life, sometimes it isn't. I am in a not phase right now. You should note, I did not post anything in response to any misreading of your letter. I am getting bopped based on inside information I provided myself! :) Some threads I completely ignore, only to see my name mentioned later in some polite heckle when reading them later. I don't consider that disrepectful that I skipped them, but logical. Some things are beyond my grasp or current knowledge base. There are some evil brainiacs here who can disassemble a problem into quantum level constituent naughty bits... when it gets that esoteric, I tend to glaze over. :) I will also skip really long postings at times (gnomes are short in temper but long in verbage <g>). This has come with years of email reading, not malice. Computers whack attention span. Plus, being a windbag, and punster, and something , I am probably on a lot of people's kill list. Filtered out into oblivion. Like I do Guh-nome's stuff. :) (kidding, here is a mallet) The author of "Painting" has a question at the bottom of his readme, says he hasn't gotten a response in years, and that question paraphrased is, "Does anybody ever read Read Me's?" Also I find it totally illogical to not take the >30 seconds to read a post thoroughly but have the 3+ minutes to post a >reply. It is about feeling obviously. :) Me, I am just lonely, I need to talk to someone. I take 30 minutes. :) . But to be honest, like others here have obviously done for me on occasion, I have spent entire evenings programming up some demo or other helper for a complete stranger. A mistake made in a desire to help too eagerly is a lot different from skimming or ignoring. Offering an answer to somebody takes all of a minute, makes no connection other than a thanks sometimes or not. With these windbag type responses we can feel like complete human beings, and feel lovable when it is all over. :) There is a wealth of knowledge on the List and I would hope it is >not selectively doled out to a few because they don't properly phrase their >questions. I haven't ever seen that to be the case, except from maybe those who feel a commercial interest precludes sharing (I think). This doesn't apply to your post particularly, but I used to post a kazillion lines of prologue to get to the point of a problem because I was wrapped up in it. I noticed that I got a lot better response once I could tighten it down to a few lines like Jay says. Misfiring code examples are even better, absolutely necessary in some situations. Part of this was an improved ability on my part to articulate the sitation with fewer details, and realizing that others don't necessarily care about the details like the poster will, and whom can sometimes over-verbose a post because of being wrapped up in a moment of creation or especially, difficulty. Let me repost your post using my only recently gained insight (the past year) into brevity. No, I didn't apply it above. :) Greetings, I need a way to gain the name of a folder dragged onto my application's window ( not app icon ). Finder Info isn't the ticket. What is? :) // end something I have been up all night ( and day) creating a tool palette for Compositor 2.0. Forgive me if this post is a mess of something. :) Patronizing, anything. Whatever. Nice game of yours, (Asteroids Revenge) by the way. It needs FB3 if it isn't ported yet. Cool tunes. Robert Covington Artly There Software Head and Only Gump I need your pocket change. Break a Ben Franklin for a nickel candy, then comply.