Sounder mailing list etiquette and future direction

Liam Proven lproven at
Sun Dec 6 18:00:12 GMT 2009

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 7:36 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at> wrote:
> 2009/12/4 Liam Proven <lproven at>:
>> I can avoid profanity and I generally avoid name-calling as a matter
>> of principle, but if I am not allowed to occasionally say "you're an
>> idiot" to an idiot, then I really can't be bothered to play any more.
> Phrasing it in terms of actions rather than intrinsic qualities can go
> a long way. "Hm, it appears your decision to start a land war in Asia
> may be historically ill-considered" or "Possibly removing Gimp from
> the default CD in favour of a huge bloated lump of Mono for the sake
> of a really, really majestically slow note-taking app is not the ideal
> decision, please reconsider."
> (I'm practicing being sweetness and light on Wikipedia at the moment
> to the querulous people. It appears to be exploding their heads very
> nicely.)


Hmmm. Good point, well made. Not sure I could carry it off for very
long, but worth a try.

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