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Subject: Re: apology

Re: apology

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:44:41 -0500

DavidD wrote:
> I think the first thing to do is not be a dick about it. Publicly
> giving someone a telling off for breaking rules is not nice.

Is "We ask that people please not top post to this list. If you're
having difficulty getting your client not to, ask on the list and we can
help" a telling off? I'd love to hear how to phrase it even better.

Now, if I commonly said "Do not top post to this list. It is completely
unacceptable and you will be moderated if you do so again" I'd accept
this line of reasoning, but it's rather clear the problem is more a
general objection to *what* is being asked, rather than how it's asked.

> This is supposed to be a
> list for the rockbox and rockbox user communities to discuss rockbox.
> Being a dick to people then kicking out anybody that complains is not
> an acceptable way to interact with a community.

This is hilarious - I've never once, ever, kicked someone off this list.
Please, try to learn what you're talking about before making accusations.
> Perhaps you need to start a rockbox-moderated list where you can
> enforce whatever rules you like using whatever methods you like and
> leave this one to the community and see what happens.

This is the rockbox-moderated list. The community is free to start its
own list if it disagrees with the rules here.

Received on 2009-07-15

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