[Techtalk] Politeness and the purpose of Techtalk
Jaroslaw Fedevych (UALUG
jaroslaw at linux.org.ua
Sun Oct 31 05:17:42 EST 2004
On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 09:42:57AM -0700, Carla Schroder wrote:
> And it might be good to re-read Val's original post on Oct 27, 'Politeness and
> the purpose of Techtalk,' which started this whole discussion.
Sorry, I am following the whole discussion since its very start, as I
was astonished that such things come to happen here at all. (Not that I
am naive to *such* a degree, but that I'm quite used to the situation
that people here generally take great care to what they write.) Well, I
was interested in what was *the* reason for such a post, and grepped
through recent mail in my box (being archived for almost a year).
Nothing rude... Or I have wrong internal definition for `rude'.
There is a 90% chance I was reading previous postings inattentively.
Then, I would like to just be able to know what was written there
to cause complaints; not for finger-pointing, but just to know that
there were <quote>such-and-such</quote> things posted and they are
by no means acceptable. Why do I ask? I don't want to repeat someone's
mistakes, and I personally do not want to be ever considered rude,
impolite, arrogant and so on. Maybe I happened to tell something without
having any offense in mind, but I did it unintentionally -- being
a thick-skinned male, I would have overlooked something, or decide
that anything acceptable and OK for me will be OK to anyone other,
or, as I'm not a native English speaker, I might (ab|mis)used language
to the effect someone was offended.
So, if it is at all possible, I would like to know the specific
reason for all this discussion to be raised. If it is not worth
repeating here -- well, my private email will be OK.
If things I have told here ever (including, but not limited to this
post) were a hurt for someone -- please forgive me. Maybe I still
have to learn something... (sigh)
One thousand monkeys. One thousand MicroVAXes. One thousand years.
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