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Re: rudeness in general

On Mon, 2005-01-10 at 22:13 -0800, Rich Rudnick wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-01-10 at 20:38 +0100, Miros/law Baran wrote:
> > 10.01.2005 pisze Ron Johnson (ron.l.johnson@cox.net):
> > 
> > > > 'RTFM' means "Go read the documentation, that's what it's for". I
> > > > personally find it far more rude to go on a mailing list, ask for the
> > 
> > > Do you *really* think that RTFM means "Go read the documentation,
> > > that's what it's for"?
> > 
> > If one has the skin not thick enough to read the proper meaning from
> > RTFM, one should not use mailing lists and should concentrate on dead
> > tree repositories. Being oversensitive in public is usually
> > counterproductive.
> > 
> I was looking for a spot to post this link because I've been there
> before, and this reply is as apropos as it gets. 
> As long as new people are allowed to use operating systems that
> have man pages this issue will come up. It's not that we didn't/don't
> have thick skins, it's because _we did not yet know_ that there are two
> ways to read the F: one obvious, one learned; one dismissive, one
> informative - and, unless the context is obvious, that 'fine' is
> assumed :)
> So, and back to the subject at hand, there are also two ways to share
> information: Craig's, and yours. Guess which is worth the storage bits,
> and remember: one day your kids will search for your mail on the net.

Can I presume that you are talking to me when you say, "Craig's,
and yours."?

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail.

"He was about as useful in a crisis as a sheep."
Dorothy Eden

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