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- Subject: Re: Help a journalist with an article
- From: KHMan <keinhong@...>
- Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 22:02:40 +0800
Esther Schindler wrote:
I appreciate your peacemaking efforts, Hisham. Some of them were
slightly misplaced, but the effort is admirable. <warm smile>
I have no problem with brevity. I rarely engage in it myself, mind you,
but I'm fine with a clear, short answer. When they're articulate, they
make good quotes. The original responder's message, however, was not
terse; it was "go away" unhelpful.
I object to this kind of characterization. The above is
outrageously inaccurate. Go look at the 'original responder's'
Luiz was responding to a specific part of your posting. To call it
'"go away" unhelpful' is outrageous. You should apologize.
But I do get a sincere chuckle regarding being told the basics of
netiquette. I've been involved in online communities since 1984, and
running them since 1990. I spent several years as a programmer
(optimizing compilers, among other things) so I am no stranger to
developer-grunts, particularly when they think a clueless newbie has
wandered into their midst.
Luiz's posting didn't telegraphed anything like that. It was
terse, that all. It didn't claim to answer your request for
quotes. It merely answered one specific portion of your posting.
If you're reading things that are not there, then you are at
fault, not the responder.
Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia