[Catalyst] flamage level considered harmful

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Fri Sep 30 19:55:26 CEST 2005

On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 12:34:55PM +0200, Dominique Quatravaux wrote:
> Matt S Trout wrote:
> > I think waswas was just getting frustrated because you seemed to be
> > asking the same question over and over even after you'd been given
> > what seemed to him (and to me) to be an answer that pretty much
> > covered your available options.
> This is hardly an excuse for bordering rudeness. And I can't see any
> reason for *you*, a member of the Catalyst team, to condone this kind
> of attitude on the project's list.

I didn't condone "this kind of attitude" whatsoever, I was simply trying to
explain how Wade Stuart had got to the point of sending out what came across
as excessively angry e-mails.

Please don't put words or opinions into my mouth, especially when it prolongs
a thread that everybody involved was rather hoping would die off naturally.

> > Always remember - asking on a public mailing list is free, if you
> > don't like the answer you can have every penny of it back!
> No he can't, unless proper apologies are offered.

I think they've sorted that out between themselves; let's not be putting
words in other people's mouths here either.

I was more trying to point out that the best way to deal with public lists
is not to take them personally; a lot of the people posting to this list
do so in spare moments between their "real work" so if something drops into
somebody's mailbox at a bad moment, you're going to get a snappy reply -
but it's well worth being able to filter the snappiness out because
underneath it is often very useful technical information.

Toby, if you took my comments as "condoning" flaming you, I'm terribly sorry;
my original aims were only constructive.

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