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Subject: RE: apology

RE: apology

From: Michael McGhee <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 00:31:18 +0100

I agree about the top posting thing, but simply because I press control and
R to reply to an e mail and start typing. I simply don't know how to
position my mail under the previous one using Outlook. If you could give me
a clue to this then I would probably start using the list again. I stopped
writing mails because every time I did you told me off!


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Paul Louden
Sent: 20 June 2009 18:26
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: apology

As I said, this is part of my problem. From my perspective, it's lying if
you join a list, claiming to agree to its guidelines, and then disregard
them. I'm unable to understand why people think it's acceptable behaviour to
lie about their agreement, or to complain about such guidelines when they're
notified that they overlooked their existence. My own response would simply
be "Oh, I wasn't aware that sort of behaviour was required here. I'll do
that from now on."

This sharp difference in how I see the world, and would react to such
things, and how so many other people do resonates through a significant
portion of the interactions on this list.

The same more or less applies to the manual. This list isn't for reiterating
the manual, it was all documented in one place for a reason.
It's a support list. The fact that you decided that's what it should be for
doesn't actually change what the list was intended for by the people who
created it. I'm completely unable to understand why "I don't want to read
the manual, and shouldn't have to" is an excuse as to why you should be
allowed to disregard the list guidelines.

These sorts of things - the fact that I feel obligated to actually respect
guidelines I agree to and cannot relate emotionally to the emotions that
cause people to get indignant when they're told they've done something wrong
(and yes, I understand they may not think they have, but it's not their list
so it's really not their decision what wrong and right are within the
limited bounds of someone else's list) is why I'm stepping back.

Until I'm in a similar emotional place to everyone else, and logical
explanations really aren't going to get me there, the only things that would
have continued to happen is me being honestly surprised every time someone
ignored the guidelines, or got upset at the person who told them when they
found out they were doing so.

Received on 2009-06-21

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