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Re: more developer identity stuff

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@datasync.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.


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