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Indeed. My one-email-per-day-per-thread ipolicy is suspended until this
issue is solved, at least for question concerning this issue :)
Sven, as hard as it currently seems to be for you to not have the last
word on a thread or even a sub-thread, I think you should avoid posting
messages like these.
When people like Michael Banck intervene in a thread as external
observers, it doesn't seem appropriate to answer them with a humoristic
answer and an emoticon, particularly when the discussion is about a
severe communication issue.
This thread started with Sven Mueller warning you that your behavior in
the conflict involving you was inadequate and irrational.
You have replied to the first message by going on with the behavior that
Sven Mueller was reproaching you.
Wouther Verhelst replied to the start of your mail, finishing by telling
you to calm down instead of replying to the whole mail.
Then, you pasted a part of Wouter's reply and wrote something below it,
as you would do to reply to someone, but instead of answering, went on
with the behavior that Wouter Verhelst was reproaching to you.
Then came Michael Banck's subtile comment about your behavior and Geert
Stappers' warning of what may follow if you don't do something about
So in summary, 4 people warned you about your inadequate attitude, and
the only replies these people got were yours, violating your
If you think that an emoticon is an interesting reply to this, I think
people may instead believe that you're trying to obfuscate the thread's
content. Personally, I believe you've depleted your attention quota and
use of smileys in serious threads quota for this year with Debian
Instead of blaming your attitude too, I'd rather try proposing a
solution to end this awful energy waste:
Please stop your involvement in the kernel/d-i team until your
psychological situation seems to improve. I can only hope that this
situation is related to your mother's situation, and that we can expect
it to improve, perhaps next year.
If you still want to intervene at times, post your mails that you
believe may be inflamatory to a fellow DD willing to moderate, asking
for review. Only post these mails after these were accepted, or
successfully rewritten toward something acceptable.
If you get more negative feedback like the 4 mails not from you in this
thread about some of your mails for which you estimated that no review
was necessary, then start asking review for all your Debian-related
If you need to (temporarily, at least) compensate the free time that
stopping involvement in the d-i/kernel teams will let you, and want to
do so in Debian, make sure that you involve in teams far from the people
you have trouble dealing with. Reading your expulsion request, it seemed
that you were appreciated in other teams, and that your work could be
appreciated there even in your current situation.