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Re: Ok to use upstream doumentation as-is (i.e. not regenerate)?

On Sat, Jun 04, 2011 at 11:54:00PM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-06-04 at 14:10 +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> > (Provided that said action does not cause unwanted side effects, like
> > the documentation being out of date, because upstream forgot to
> > regenerate them before distribution - but that falls under the "upstream
> > to not be a moron" above ;)

> I see this was some sort of joke, but did you have to call a volunteer
> that made a mistake a moron? Did you have to repeat that negative label
> twice?

Do you have to make a fuss on a public mailing list every time you don't
like the tone someone uses?  I find getting mired in meta discussions about
people's word choice much more damaging to the climate of our mailing lists
than the occasional rude remark.


And I don't think there was anything inappropriate about Gergely's message,
either.  Referring to a *hypothetical* upstream as a moron is whimsical, not

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