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Re: Bits from the ftpmasters

also sprach Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> [2005.02.17.0252 +0100]:
> That, eg, you can't manage to think about apt 0.6 without wanting
> to move the topic to ftpmaster bashing just confirms that
> assumption.

I was trying to move forward in the way I would have moved forward
if I had to get things done quickly; I was told to stop because
things are to be done in public, despite my rationale explaining how 
I wanted to avoid discussions and be productive.

Some days later I am reminded offline that what happened to me
should really happen to the ftpmasters: they should be told by some
authoritative person to do things in public so that everyone can

Then I wrote an email, which, I give you that, was below the
waisteline, but look at the effect: every constructive post
following my initial message came from people wondering what
ftpmasters are and what they are doing. You, vorlon, and HE,
however, have nothing better to do than to save yourself by
complaining how insulting I am and how much we all suck and so on.

Why not assume that I am simply socially incompetent, be confident
about it and ignore my bashing, but rather address the points raised
by others, instead of sticking your head in the sand and complaining
that we are all too offensive?

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