Re: Err..To Desktop Or Not To Desktop?

Bowie Poag wrote:
> Theres nothing "caustically sarcastic" about my telling someone to take
> a little time out, go back, and do their homework. They should have done
> it for themselves in the first place, before commenting.

No, but there is something wrong about describing someone in a
public forum as (and I quote you) :

- a chicken with its head cut off, screaming bloody murder
- some half-informed dork...full of piss and vinegar
- half-cocked and half-informed

There is no place in this forum for such puerile flaming.  I
would expect that if you are to be taken seriously by the group,
you should live up to the responsibility that you've taken on.  A
"maintainer" should be receptive to critisism and should act
professionally, without exception.  A similar email would have
gotten you fired in the commercial sector if you sent it to a
coworker.  Why should the free software community be any

I for one, think that Maciej's comments were well-placed and
thoughtful, and completely devoid of flame.  His points should
have been addressed, rather than deprecating them as flame and
attacking him personally.  His concern was simple: that the style
guide should not become a design guide.  This point has yet to be


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