craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Mar 30 19:02:22 UTC 2005
On Wed, 2005-03-30 at 10:32 -0600, Thomas Cameron wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Craig White" <craigwhite at azapple.com>
> To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> Cc: "Frank Stratton - VE3YY" <fstratton at rogers.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 9:37 AM
> Subject: Re: TOP POSTING
> > On Wed, 2005-03-30 at 09:56 -0500, Frank Stratton - VE3YY wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >> I've decided to withdraw from this list, but before I do I want to have
> >> my 2
> >> cents worth. I received a nasty message from a David CURRY (see below).
> >> This message was inappropriate and uncalled for. I am new to this list
> >> and
> >> if he had taken to time to explain what was required I would have changed
> >> from digest format to individual messages.
> > ----
> > We all were new once - some of us forget what it was like.
> > suggest that you take a different approach to this - there are lot of
> > people on this list and some of them get carried away
> > Learn to ignore / delete the messages from people that have rubbed you
> > the wrong way - they need not be significant
> I respectfully disagree. Every time someone is rude and we just ignore it,
> we are really condoning it. There is waaaay too much hostility out there,
> we should not tolerate it in our community. I believe this should be a
> safe, enjoyable place to come and participate in a friendly community and
> learn about a really cool technology. I see this sort of silly flame job
> entirely too often on this list. People hide behind the anonymity of the
> keyboard and treat people on the list in a way that (I hope) they would
> never dream of in person.
> In my opinion, we should not tolerate this kind of bad behavior. If a new
> list member makes mistakes, I totally understand and agree with gently
> reminding them of the list preferences. But this newbie bashing is totally
> counter-productive. It alienates new users and enforces the impression that
> the Linux community is an elitist mob.
I know that you think this way and I respect you for it.
Unfortunately, there are some who simply cannot accept those that break
their rules (no top posting - no html - etc.)
of course these are not official rules but are the 'assumed' rules by
some who wish to make them official.
I personally don't like either top posting (makes it so hard to reply to
a reply) or html (I often can't read them) but I agree, it makes little
sense to beat people up.
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