On 9/24/06, Phil Sandifer <Snowspinner(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I find that people who delete entire guideline pages
(or any other
pages) without warning get RFCs, and then later people bring those
RFCs up on the listserv in bizarre attempts to sling mud.
Well I killed an entire policy page. I'm not sure anyone noticed.
Certian didn't result in an RFC.
But going in guns blazing is a fairly classic example of macho
stupidity (not that I'm saying that macho stupidity doesn't have it's
People react badly to "this sucks therefor I'm going to kill it". Far
better is to say here is a better option. And make sure that better
option is fairly solid. Write it out. Redraft it. Find a couple of
rule lawyers that you trust to find all the flaws in it and fix the
most problematical ones. then figure out all your arguments as to why
it is better. Then you make a move.