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Tue Jan 11 20:59:32 UTC 2005
On Tue, 11 Jan 2005, Gervase Markham wrote:
>> When evaluating rudeness it's really only a personal opinion, because there
>> are no general accepted criterias for classifying things as rude or not.
>> Only general guidelines :-) that vary from culture to culture.
> You can't use that to conclude that therefore rudeness doesn't exist.
> The obvious measure of rudeness is whether the person you are talking to
> considers it rude. I think that Dave's comment that he hasn't said anything
> in this discussion yet because he can't trust himself not to get into a
> flamewar speaks volumes about how you have made him feel.
Gerv - thank you for standing up and pointing out what should be
> If people had perfect control over their emotional reactions to things, then
> this might be possible. But they don't. And even if they did, what you would
> be saying here is that "I am not going to take the time to present my
> arguments in a polite fashion, and so everyone else needs to make an effort
> to carefully hold their emotions in check and ignore my rudeness."
This is sadly a common trap for intelligent folk who may not be as well
developed in other areas. Vlad - I'm not belittling you for repeating a
common human fault, but I hope to you realize that many brilliant people
before you have fallen into the same trap.
> I'm not emailing you in private partly because I think this discussion
> is of interest to other members of the list, and partly because I hope
> that everyone will read about my mistakes in the past in this area and
> not make them themselves.
It is quite admirable to have a strong enough sense of what is right to
stand up despite your past failings in this area. Thank you.
Should we have a flame war anonymous? :)
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