Correcting users

Amedee Van Gasse amedee-ubuntu at
Sun Jan 31 21:45:11 UTC 2010

On 31-01-10 22:32, Patton Echols wrote:

> Also, without ad hominem attacks.  There is a huge difference between
> "That is wrong because $a, $b, $c . . ."  and "Any idiot would know that
> $a, $b, $c, so you clearly are not as smart as an idiot . . ."  The
> former is helpful to future readers, the latter will be seen as  "orange
> noise."  (White noise with flames!)

Good point. You could even go further:
"That is wrong because $a, $b, $c . . ." vs
"I think that is wrong because $a, $b, $c . . ."

That's even less ad hominem.

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