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Re: [OT] Netiquette

From: Sam Steingold
Subject: Re: [OT] Netiquette
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 11:43:01 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> * Alastair Houghton <address@hidden> [2006-06-14 16:31:03 +0100]:
> On 14 Jun 2006, at 13:04, David Kastrup wrote:
>>>>> Anyway, to be clear, I'm really not interested in debating this
>>>> Well, you started it to begin with.
>>> No, I didn't.
>> Yes, you did,
> I most certainly did not.  All *I* did was complain that I didn't like
> your remark; I didn't invite and don't care for a discussion on the
> subject.

this constitutes a start in the debate of netiquette, IMHO.

FWIW, I agree that whatever people do reflects on their uniform
(including e-mail domain), but I see nothing wrong in telling someone
that the answer to his question is covered in the manual, except that I
prefer to see a URL next to the note to RTFM.

> At this point I'm thoroughly fed-up, so:
> 1. I won't be contributing to Emacs in future.  Instead, I'll either
> keep my changes to myself or I'll go back to XEmacs.
> 2. If I see *any* further email on this topic, I will withdraw my
> current patch and won't be signing any copyright assignment forms.  E-
> mail about the patch itself is, of course, fine.

I doubt that these kinds of threats will win you any friends here or

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