Re: First Call for votes: General resolution for the handling of the non-free section
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Craig Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 08:58:58AM -0500, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
>> I will also say this; when you use that kind of language, your will fail to
>> get your point across. When I saw your that e-mail full of curse words and
>> general unpleasantness, I simply decided to delete without bothering to read
>> it any further, because I had better things to do than to try to pick through
>> that kind of nonesnse looking to see if you had a point. Regardless of
>> whether or not we as a cummunity decide to say that sort of thing is beyond
>> the pale (and I agree with Thomas's point that this sort of thing is exactly
>> the kind of behaviour that tends to cause many people --- and
>> disproportionate number of women --- to avoid certain on-line forums), you
>> can not force me to READ what you write.
> the word "fuck" is used in everyday conversation, and has been for as long as i
> can remember. for anyone younger than my grandparent's generation, there is
> nothing particularly offensive about it - it is an emphasis marker.
It's considered to be *very* offensive where I live, and is certainly
not acceptable in everyday conversation. Just because you consider it
to be "nothing particularly offensive" does not mean that others feel
the same way. For the record, I was disgusted by your post. If you
have a point to make, make it calmly and rationally.
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