Re: Voting on messages: a way to resolve the mailing list problems
MJ Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Russ Allbery <email@example.com> wrote:
>> MJ Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> So this means ignoring any concerns and pressing on regardless?
>> Disagreeing with you is not the same thing as ignoring concerns.
>> Making that accusation is a cheap debate tactic. Without mind-reading,
>> you have no idea whether someone is ignoring your concerns or just
>> continuing to disagree with them and not interested in discussing them
>> with you more than they already have.
> That curly thing on the end of the quoted line is a question mark.
> I know I have no idea whether they're ignoring any concerns or just
> continuing to disagree with them, so I asked. OK?
> Misinterpreting a question as an "accusation" is even cheaper.
Hm. Okay. I apologize for misinterpretating your intention. It struck
me as a rhetorical question intended to make an accusation, but that's
probably not a conclusion that I should jump to based on e-mail
For whatever it's worth (and this is provided just for information, not
because I expect you to change your communication style to fit me or
anything like that), I would have understood your intention if the
question had been phrased as "Do you intend to press on despite the
concerns expressed here earlier?" (Which based on the above is I think
equivalent to what you meant.)
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>