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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 22:02:08 +0000 (UTC)
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Rjack <> wrote:
> Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>> Rjack <> wrote:
>>> Alan Mackenzie wrote:

>> <sigh> Please think about the dictum "don't be a dick".  Please 
>> also get out a bit, socialise with people other than RMS and go 
>> for a reality check on what GNU is.

> Sigh...

> Now you that have repeatedly inferred that I'm a "dick" while
> lecturing me on insulting people, why not go have a nice cup of
> coffee and contemplate the meaning of "don't be a hypocritical,
> self-righteous prick"?

No, you've misunderstood me yet again.  I have imputed that you HAVE
BEEN BEHAVING like a dick, on the assumption you're quite able to
behave congenially too.  I have commented on what you have done, not
what you are, with the request that you change your behaviour.

> The way I see it, your complaints may be may easily addressed:

> 1) Get permission to moderate the Free Software Foundation's servers
> or;

> 2) Use a killfile (quick and efficient)
> or;

> 3) Continue to engage in a pissing contest with me (i.e. "feed the
> troll"), as I have a substantial amount of free time available
> or;

> 4) Stop playing "big brother" protector to those you perceive I've
> insulted since it is demeaning to them to imply they can't defend
> themselves
> or;

> 5) Just shut the fuck up since you are obviously a hypocritical,
> self-righteous prick.

You just don't get it, probably you don't want to.  Most people around
Usenet, mailing lists and the like, recognise that basic courtesy is a
prerequisite for the group/list/forum to work properly.  When that
courtesy is lacking, the group becomes dysfunctional, as
gnu.misc.discuss has clearly become.  Maybe that's what you want.

Are you capable of backing off?  Of recognising that other people also
have rights?  The world doesn't revolve around you.  I sincerely suggest
you ask a good friend, assuming you have one, to tell you what he/she
REALLY thinks of you, and to listen to what gets said.

Good night.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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