Domas, I am disappointed with the frequent disrespect
with which you
treat colleagues, as exemplified by your responses here to Tyler and
I respect Philippe - we had lots of great time and discussions in the past - and I hope he
remembers that (including all my thoughts about the work he is doing), and doesn't
think I'm in any way disrespectful! I'm sorry, if it is seen otherwise, it was
supposed to be just "oh, I am snarky indeed" :)
Tyler? He deliberately separated himself from "your foundation", so I cannot
call him a colleague yet!
Sometimes I have to work very hard to see past that to
the value of your
technical contributions. And from time to time I wonder to what extent
that value is counterbalanced by potential contributors that you drive off.
Indeed, that may be the case. I constantly feel that I'm blocking someone's wishes
to make Wikipedia better :-(
I may have driven away quite a few people in the past, and I really miss them (Jeff, where
If you are not sure how to demonstrate respect or
interact politely in
on-line forums and would like to change that, let me (or somebody) know.
Sir, I think the problem I have is that I'm not sure when to demonstrate respect and
interact politely, not how. :(
It was something a lot of us -- me certainly included
-- had to learn
consciously at one point or another, so I'm sure a lot of people could help.
I don't feel entirely doomed now, that I get community support. I will be better, I
P.S. Maybe I really shouldn't send emails when severely jetlagged? ;-D