I do not care one whit who you are or why you think you are provoked. What
I care about is arguments that are put cleanly without much fanfare. When
you think that you have permission to be rude threatening or abusive under
any circumstances, you are wrong. It degrades any point you have and it
abuses the other people on the list.
You may not think much of our list administrator. Your choice as long as it
is private, you are entitled to that opinion.
When you choose to be abusive, it makes you unpalatable and I do not really
care for your point of view because it got tainted. So make up your mind
what is important, your ego or your argument.
On 8 January 2015 at 22:59, mcc99 <mcc99(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
Well "Austin Hair",
You display a profound lack of understanding of ME, it seems. I am polite
until others are rude, become threatening, even a thinly veiled way, so
allow me to tell you first that I do not care a whit what YOU think of me
or my opinion on this or any other topic. And if others object to my
opinion on a topic, sensitive or not, they can make their case and it will
stand or not on its merits.
But if you think you or anyone else can intimidate me into staying quiet
when I see something fundamentally wrong happening, guess again.
Now to put it politely, at least to start with:
Go climb a tree.
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Date:01/08/2015 11:30 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Wikimedia-l Digest, Vol 130, Issue 29
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 17:01:08 +0100
From: Austin Hair <adhair(a)gmail.com>
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why WMF should reconsider the 3-month
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On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 4:30 PM, mcc99 <mcc99(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
But in future, I think I'll sign in more
often, esp. now that half the
WikiGods have my uid on an alert trigger now. :)
I think the question is only being asked because you're displaying a
profound lack of understanding of how Wikipedia and Wikimedia work,
not only in your recent proposal, but in commenting on this sensitive
You're entitled to your opinion, of course, and you've been polite in
expressing it—that goes a long way, at least with me. So please don't
think that it's a matter of demanding a certain number of WikiCred
points before the WikiGods will let you sit at the WikiGrownups table,
or anything like that. Just understand that this issue has a lot of
people on edge, and at this rate it won't be long before "politely
ignored" becomes less ignored and less polite.
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