Author Topic: Doing the needful  (Read 2641 times)

Offline John

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Doing the needful
« on: September 12, 2013, 02:38:35 PM »
I have been getting a surge of e-mails lately asking to join the ScriptBasic forum and contribute enhancements to the project. When asked to send a DIFF of the changes, I never hear back again. The following is the key phrase used in all the e-mails.

Kindly consider this mail and do the needful.

kryton9

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Re: Doing the needful
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 08:21:19 PM »
What does that mean? Is it spam?

Offline John

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Re: Doing the needful
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 08:38:20 PM »
You would think these programmers (developing AI bots) from India would use convincing English to get access to the forum. If I send an e-mail asking specific questions about their interest in SB, I never hear back. Doing the needful made me chuckle.


kryton9

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Re: Doing the needful
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 08:45:51 PM »
That reminds me of another famous translations gone badly that became a legendary phrase "All your base are belong to us."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_your_base_are_belong_to_us