[ubuntu-uk] Friday afternoon thread: What *should* be in feisty?

Toby Smithe toby.smithe at gmail.com
Sun Nov 19 09:02:46 GMT 2006

What a great e-mail. I do hope you aren't paying a licence fee,
however. :)

On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 02:09 +0000, Anthony Vickers wrote:
> Toby Smithe wrote:
> > Forwarded to wrong list! Oops!
> >
> > On Sat, 2006-11-18 at 23:22 +0000, Dean Sas wrote:
> >   
> >> Toby Smithe wrote:
> >>     
> >>> Hell! It had a 4 month release, and was called bloody "Edgy"! What else
> >>> do you need as a prompt? That's the whole point in LTS!!!!
> >>>
> >>>       
> >> Toby,
> >> Could you consider being more polite towards people please? I don't
> >> actually speak for everyone, but I think that most people would like the
> >> list to have a calm and welcoming atmosphere, keeping in line with the
> >> Ubuntu Code of Conduct, which I'm sure you're aware of by now. It is not
> >> somewhere where using that tone of voice is considered ok.
> >>     
> >
> > I apologise. I wasn't trying to sound aggressive, merely emphatic.
> > Conveying emotion is quite hard in a soundless medium, particularly this
> > one. If it sounded anything other than emphatic, I am very sorry.
> >   
> I have to admire the diplomacy on here. Credit to you Dean in stepping 
> forward and speaking for, I would hope, the majority here in such a 
> polite and thoughtful manner. I also suspect you did so with the utmost 
> of discretion as I fail to see the quoted text in the mailing list thread.
> Toby, I respect how you concede the issue and give one of the noblest of 
> apologies to the list that I've witnessed anywhere. Well done. That 
> aside, your point of argument has very good merit. Edgy does exactly 
> what it says on the tin. This is why I'm still running Dapper on this 
> machine and Edgy only on a few desktop machines and on my laptop. I look 
> forward to reading more of your comments in future. Perhaps though, more 
> deftly put. :P
> The list is yet young as is, I think, the experience of many of us here 
> when it comes to all this t'internet stuff. Even if not, we're still 
> getting to know each other and our sensitivities. Thus, boundary 
> incursions and steppings on toes are inevitable and even fun when taken 
> with good spirit. Politeness and tact are important and more thought in 
> writing and also, in contrast, more forgiveness in reading, have to be 
> given to all these new media and people and things and stuff.
> To the list in general, I'd just like to say, it's of great enjoyment 
> reading all of your posts even though I'm finding it hard to keep up of 
> late. It's nice to see things so alive and vibrant in here in spite of, 
> or, I say wryly, maybe even because of, some of the rises in 
> temperature. It beats Coronations Street any day, which is a good thing, 
> I sold my tv set months ago.
> Regards,
> Anthony
> /"I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty 
> minutes. It involves Russia."
> ~Woody Allen/

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