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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Manners

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Manners
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 19:43:48 -0400
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On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 09:23:23AM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-09-18 at 08:53, Tom Lord wrote:
> > Some stuff matters more than naive assesments of what is polite,
> This puts into words what I have always believed and felt strongly,
> for myself.

I suppose its fair to call my assesments into question. Lets look at some
evidence, and we can decide whether or not I've got an overactive sense of
impolite behavior

 From: Tom Lord <address@hidden>
 To: address@hidden
> Cc: 
> Seriously man (assuming you can connect this email to the post/reply
> it goes with)......
> just plain 'ol shut up when you don't know what the fuck you are
> talking about.
> And, yes, this enclosed quote is an example.
>Compare and contrast, please, with thing like:
>  1. a lot of your messages to me personally
>  2. your messaages on those days when you really
>     "dig into" the metrics of various things
>  3. your messages when you really "dig into"
>     doing integration, etc.
> Those are mostly gold.   Sure, we can tighten up the language in them
> but, basically, there's a subset there that is pure excellenece.
> But YOU KNOW that there's a subset of your messages where AT BEST you
> are improvising well and, quite possibly, you are simply being a
> fuckhead.
> Been there, done that, got the t-shirt, still getting over it
> (personally).
> My advice:  keep the gold, cut everything else.   It gets way, way
> easier to interact with the public project after that.
> "If you love a butterfly, let it go...." yadda yadda yadda....
> -t

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