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From "Emmanuel Lecharny" <>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (DIRSERVER-950) Server Left in Unstable State
Date Thu, 31 May 2007 17:05:30 GMT
On 5/31/07, Ole Ersoy <> wrote:
> Emmanuel,
> I do my best to please you

It's not only about me...

> whenever I think it's fair (
> and I realize you have put
> a massive amount of time
> into the server, and I benefit
> a great deal from this)
> but this happens to be my
> preferred writing style.

It's not about what *you* prefer, but how the community is likely to
like it. It's really about that : we are a group, and we have some
rules, like for java coding convention, and usages (which are
unwritten rules). It has nothing to see with personnal writing style
(I have mine, but I keep it for personnal mails, not for Apache mails)
> What you are saying to me
> is write it the way you like
> to view it, then format for
> me so I can view it the way
> I like to view it.  Do
> you really feel this is fair?

It is. because you will please the community, not forcing us to accept
as many format as we have committers. What if I decide to write mails
using 24 p. fonts, red and blinking, because it please me? This is why
I'm asking you to just not hit the return key every 20 chars...

Also be fair : your mails are supposed to please the many who read
them, not the one who writes them ...

> If you can get 5 people on this
> list to agree with you, I'll
> start writing my emails once,
> make a copy so that I can look
> at it the way I like, and then
> send out a different copy.

Ok, I want it to be clear. You can write the mail using one char per
column, there is nothing we can do about that. Just understand that at
some point, if you just continue with such mails, they will simply be
ignored. This is where I want to get you : be part of the band, accept
the common rules, and play with us, or you will be like the poor
lonely child in the playground, simply because you want to play the
game with your own rules. There are no punishments, no bashing,
nothing, just you will feel alone. And that will be a loss for all of
us, because what we are trying to do is to build a community of smart
people. And you are smart.
Be one of us. Just accept that if we have a different opinion, by no
mean it should be seen as a constraint on you that we ask you to
change your habits. It's just a request, for the good of the project.



Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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