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From Ruediger Pluem <rpl...@apache.org>
Subject Re: modes of discussion
Date Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:08:37 GMT


Jeff Trawick wrote:
> Some of the behavior here is embarrassing.  Yelling about not
> following procedures that nobody else even follows as stated,
> threatening, whining, crudity or at least making fun of objections to
> crudity, extreme defensiveness, etc. do not reflect well on us or our
> ability to do anything together.  Even without staking out extreme
> positions, attempts to communicate concerns in the simplest manner can
> elicit very strong emotional reactions which feed the frenzy.  Some
> less active participants must see it as a poor statement on the human
> condition that there can be such fireworks about such a simple little
> project.
> 
> We need to try harder to avoid the extreme offensive and defensive
> positions and acknowledge that e-mail is a limited tool in the best of
> circumstances, and that some of us are enigmas to each other even in
> the best of circumstances.
> 

+1. Well put.

Regards

RĂ¼diger

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