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StCirq Aug 29th, 2001 07:10 PM

Thanks, Ed, I figured whether Giovanna was *real* or not, the question merited answering. If I appeared stupid to those of you who have troll-deciphering software at your fingertips, so sorry. <BR>I'm tired of trying to figure out who's a troll and who's not. I try to answer any post I can that seems sincere in the slightest (and guess what? some of you might think about the fact that there are some people who are truly naive and post things that appear to be trolls but really are sincere posts - yes, there ARE people that naive! and they deserve help, too - maybe more than most!), and if I can't I hope some other kind poster will do so. I've had good friends who aren't seasoned travelers ask me questions I would consider incredibly naive - I wouldn't have labeled them "trolls" and given them sarcastic answers! <BR>As long as Fodor's uses this system that allows people to use fake names, this will be a problem. Sometimes it's amusing and sometimes it's hideously vindictive. If I were Fodor's I'd change it, but I'm not. <BR>So to those whom I offended by answering Giovanna's post, well, sorry if it made you think I was a nitwit -I was just trying to help.I still think there is a person named Giovanna out there who actually may need the sort of help I hope I have provided. If not, well, I've been duped and it won't be the first time, so who cares?

Linda Aug 30th, 2001 12:07 AM

Re the anonymous person who has such a vendeta against Giovana: I wonder if his/her mother knows he/she has turned into the adult (and I use the term loosely) version of the playground bully. I don't think we need his kind of protection. At least until the end Giovana was polite. And he (or she) did nothing more than chase one more polite person away from the board. I'm with StCirq--who cares if it is a troll!?! If you feel it should be answered, answer it. If you don't, then ignore it. But nobody has the right IMHO to initiate a poison letter campaign. If this was being done through the mail, versus over the internet, there would be laws against it, at least in my country. And, no St Cirq, I don't think you're a nitwit--just a person who cares enough about her fellow man to try to be helpful. Maybe if more of us stood up against this "vindictiveness" (is that a word--well, if it isn't, I just made it one), then those who are doing it would feel uncomfortable and go away, or at least change their approach to this board.

Tony Hughes Aug 30th, 2001 03:38 AM

It is a dumb question, though, smacking of someone who is anxious to get their name on a posting and has run out of legitimate, serious questions. <BR> <BR>Giovanna, I expected more from you.

Sam Aug 30th, 2001 05:49 AM

I will not eat them on a train.... <BR> <BR>I will not eat green eggs and ham!

Sam Aug 30th, 2001 05:47 PM not eat them on a train, do not eat them on a plane, do not eat them in a car, do not eat them anywhar... I do not like them, green eggs and ham, I do not like them, Sam I am!

xxx Aug 31st, 2001 05:40 AM

I just did the France to Italy trip on the night train, I would suggest you take some food on the train with you since you might die of starvation waiting in the line for the food I had some basic snacks with me cookies, chips,candy. The restaurant has limited space and if you don't book in advance you will have to get food from the snack bar. We ate the sandwiches and the pizza and we live to tell the tale. It was not the best meal I ever had, but it kept me alive. I was taught a valuable lesson that time and made certain, I was neither hungry or without food each time I boarded a train to my next destination. I even carried Chinese food on the train from Geneva to Paris. <BR> <BR>Walk with a bottle of wine or beer, water and soda, some sandwiches a dessert and you should be fine. Think of a picnic that's all.

carol Sep 1st, 2001 11:40 AM

I've never laughed so hard--I'd love to travel with all of you non-troll people. I'm headed for Paris & northern Spain with a suitcase full of green eggs & ham. I agree about the spelling--it's sad that anyone so lacking has the opportunity to go to Paris.

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