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

Martin Pitt <martin@piware.de> writes:

> 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
> apologize.
> 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
> here...).

I hear they get up and have fights in the chamber of parliament.
Refreshing actually, more fun to watch.

> 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
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> Martin Pitt                 Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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