On 21/12/2007, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com> wrote:
When someone complains about me not reading properly
and it's all down
to them not reading what I've said properly, it would be foolish to
assume good faith. Clearly they were more interested in making a
complaint than actually improving anything.
Not at all. "Assume good faith" is a guideline to how the world
actually works - it's essentially a restatement of "never assume
malice when stupidity will suffice." No-one thinks of themselves as a
villain. You may wish to consider them too stupid to realise their own
stupidity, however. Though saying so in as many words is likely to be
taken only as a personal attack, because stupidity is bulletproof.