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Talking to each other [was: Re: Debian needs more buildds. It has offers. They aren't being accepted.]

Hi Florent, hi all others!

On 2004-02-11 14:54 +0100, Florent Rougon wrote:
> whereas the actual quote is:
>   You have several choices if you want to argue with me intelligently,
>   rather than *acting like* an idiot (of course, you're free to continue
>   to *act like* an idiot):
> [emphasis is mine]
> If you cannot grasp the difference between what Nathanael wrote and what
> you claimed multiple times that he wrote, I am sorry for you.

Well, in German saying "to act like an idiot" and "to be an idiot" is
essentially the same. If that is different in English (so saying
"acting like an idiot" is not regarded to be impolite), then I

There's no need to be sorry for me, just help me to improve my English
if that is necessary.

But even if I understood this particular clause inappropriately, I
still feel that something is horribly wrong here. Some long-time DDs
should stop treating Non-DDs who want to help as underdogs and some of
the latter should learn how to bring forward a complaint. I don't want
to discuss the chicken-egg-problem ("but he started being rude
first"), since I did not follow the whole story so far; I would just
be happy if we all could talk a bit more professional. After all, we
are not in the chamber of Parliament here, we want to make a great
Distribution and have fun with it (at least that's why _I_ am

Don't you have a similar feeling? If I'm the only one here who does
not like the current attitude to each other, then I will shut up and do
things on my own.  But that's much less fun. :-(


Martin Pitt                 Debian GNU/Linux Developer
martin@piware.de                      mpitt@debian.org
http://www.piware.de             http://www.debian.org

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