[WikiEN-l] Quitting Wikipedia and wanted you to know why.

Parker Peters onmywayoutster at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 16:59:26 UTC 2006


I'll do it myself. Seems only fair.


If that is your only response, you aren't interested in discussing this in a
civilized fashion?

I'm asking you privately. I mean not to be rude, but I am genuinely
concerned and do not want to bother with flamewars or anything else. - Hide
quoted text -

On 10/6/06, charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com <charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com>
> "Parker Peters" wrote
> > Every policy we
> > have on the matter is designed to make it impossible for an aggrieved
> user
> > to make any protest against abuse.
> Nonsense.
> Charles


I was emailing you privately, to make sure that I was understood and to try
not to cause a flamewar. As you had obviously misunderstood me, and I can
see how I could have been misunderstood, and I could see how others could
have misunderstood me too, I took the time to clarify my position. My own
poor choice of words might have been to blame for this, but it would have
been very poor form of me to leave it unclarified.

I am not trying to flame, or be rude, or anything else. I will tell you that
I find your combative attitude rude, which is why I asked for your calm and
suggested a breather might be in order.

I am a big fan of civility. If I have broken that, and you obviously did
take offense at my forwarding my clarification to the whole list, I
apologize. I apologized for sending it out to the whole list, publicly: I do
so again. I made a mistake and am sorry. I apologize for any other poor
choices of words I may have made as well.

I will tell you also that I had a private email from Jimbo, and had emailed
him requesting his permission to send my reply to this list, and am still
not doing so because I have no response from him yet, and will not do so
until such time as he sends me an affirmative, or not at all if he sends me
a negative.

Can we please discuss the topic at hand now, without any more rudeness?


On 10/6/06, charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com <charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com>
> "Parker Peters" wrote
> > Charles, I apologize for sending it directly to the list, but you
> obviously
> > had misread my words and I was worried that others might have as well.
> Come, sir. Do I have your permission to let the list have the wording of
> your mail to me, including the request for a _private_ discussion.
> A phrase by phrase analysis is not misreading, it is close reading.
> >I am
> > not "exaggerating" or "shifting" my position. I would ask at this time
> that
> > you please calm down and perhaps take a breather.
> You must think I have no knowledge of flame wars.
> Can we throw this guy off the list now?
> Charles
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