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Subject: Re: apology

Re: apology

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 14:39:36 -0500

Scott J. Lopez wrote:
> Jeeze. You people still argue about this silly stuff. I thought this
> was a discussion list for Rockbox, not for small people with big egos
> to berate others because they didn't post their question "correctly".
>

Oddly enough, your comment is even further off-topic than discussion of
why we have the rules we do. If you don't like this discussion, feel
free to stay out of it. But wouldn't the simplest solution be for
everyone to just nod, accept that there are rules for this list, then go
about their business within them?

> I like Rockbox, I've been using it a while now, but this stuff is such
> a turnoff I'm ready to go back to the native firmware and be done with
> it.
>
>

Then please, encourage people to read the rules so that things like this
don't have to happen. Or at least encourage people to be the sort of
reasonable adults who can be told "please don't do this" and respond
with "okay" rather than "you're an asshole for asking me not to."

> I really wonder how many of you operate in the real world, do you all
> throw such fits when people don't follow your procedures exactly? Sad.
>

It's not like "please don't top-post" is a complicated procedure,
difficult to follow. There's no "exactly" about it. It's one simple
thing we ask people not to do. And there's no "fit" going on. We ask
people, clearly, not to when it happens. The fit is usually in response
to the fact that they're being asked to do it.

If you look, you'll see many disproportionate reactions to such a simple
request.
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