Re: rudeness in general
Op di, 11-01-2005 te 06:31 +0900, schreef Charles Plessy:
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 07:14:29PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote :
> > 'RTFM' means "Go read the documentation, that's what it's for".
> It also contains the "F word", which is related to the act of
> having sex.
Sex is the very meaning of our life; We all wouldn't be here if there
wasn't any sex in this world.
That said, what does the word 'Fine' have to do with sex?
> > I personally find it far more rude to go on a mailing list, ask for
> > the obvious, and expect a bunch of volunteers to come up with an
> > answer that's been answered in great detail in the documentation,
> > than to be sent back with an 'RTFM' as answer to that question.
> Silence is also an answer. And sometimes, volunteers do come up.
Silence is far more rude than getting an answer which is not as nice as
you'd expect. What would you say when you'd go to a room of people where
you see everyone is helping eachother, but where everyone looks in a
different direction (or at least pretends to do so) when /you/ ask a
question? Not getting any replies to a mail sent in a public mailinglist
is very similar to that.
> > In any case, I strongly disagree with the stance that the rudeness of a
> > particular developer would reflect on Debian as a whole. Sure, people
> > who think they've been handled unfairly aren't going to talk positively
> > about Debian; but that happens to any organization, commercial or
> > voluntarily-based. That doesn't mean one rude developer will label
> > Debian as a rude organization...
> Most commercial organisations do their best to contrtol how
> their employees reflect their image,
Luckily, Debian is not a large commercial organisation.
> event to a point which is
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