[Wolves] Stop!!

Old Dan dan at dannyboy.dnsalias.org
Thu Feb 19 14:21:26 GMT 2004

Matthew Revell wrote:
> Hi all,
> In response to Peter's email, I'd like to say a couple of things.
> The important thing to remember is that email can be a difficult medium 
> in which to express sarcasm or humour. Peter, I think you may have 
> antagonised one or two people. I'd guess you didn't mean to and that 
> your sense of humour perhaps clashed with some other people who use this 
> list. My suggestion, though, is to sit back a little and try to take 
> evaluate the culture of the list. It can be temptingly easy to jump into 
> a certain way of speaking, in an impersonal medium such as this, but 
> that can lead to people taking you the wrong way. The LUG is as much a 
> social thing, as it is a chance for people to exchange Linux experience. 
> Some of us in here have been using lists, such as this one, for over ten 
> years. That's not to say we're better than you, just that we have better 
> understanding of how to express ourselves accurately.
> As for everyone else: if something pisses you off that much, why take 
> the bait? The last thing we need is for this list to become a slanging 
> match.
I agree with all that.

Although for the record I do have to say that I have had to bite my lip 
pretty damn hard to stay out of this.


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