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Subject: Re: Ipod questions.

Re: Ipod questions.

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:07:23 -0500

Maurice Press wrote:
> Dear Paul,
> I think your approach is frankly a little dictatorial in the extreme.
I'm sorry that you feel asking you to read the manual is seen as
"dictatorial." I personally see it as "a fairly straightforward and
minor request." We've written the manuals to provide a whole degree of
useful information. It seems best to teach a man to fish, by pointing
him at the manual, than by leaving him unaware that there is this font
of useful information.
> I am a member of various user group lists and use them for info. It is
> unreasonable to expect someone to read all documentation rather than ask a
> straightforward question.
Is it unreasonable to expect someone to search the most basic and
obvious places first, though? I never demanded that you read all
information. I requested that you read the single most obvious source of
information, and even pointed out explicitly that your answer was
contained in it.
> I obviously haven't used the user list as I hoped - to get basic
> information so perhaps I'll just leave the site altogether.
You've also been extremely disrespectful to the list, and to me
personally, by calling me insulting terms and ignoring entirely the list
guideline that was mentioned to you regarding top posting. I'm going to
repeat that this guideline exists, and remind you that you are a member
of a project-owned list here, and are the one seeking help. You don't do
that by willfully disregarding the guidelines set in place by that
project for that list.
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Received on 2009-04-22

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