Re: more developer identity stuff
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> wrote:
> I also am sorry you percieve my messages as "harsh"; though I am
> certainly an advocate of plain speaking, I try quite hard not to
> respond in anger, and to attack the person rather than the argument.
> What you term "harsh" is what I term speaking plainly.
Actually, I think the problem is the use of hypothetical imperatives.
[such as: maybe you should ....]
This sort of phrasing is frequently used by people who are angry and
frustrated. So in email, without any emotional context, a person
seeing those words might think that you were angry.
I'm not sure if there's an easy remedy for this kind of thing.