Re: [dev] Talk about sane web browsers

From: Donald Allen <>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 17:49:43 -0400

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Anselm R Garbe<> wrote:
> 2009/9/8 Donald Allen <>:
>> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 5:25 PM, Anselm R Garbe<> wrote:
>>> 2009/9/8 Donald Allen <>:
>>>> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 1:42 PM, markus schnalke<> wrote:
>>>>> [2009-09-08 01:16] Uriel <>
>>>>>> On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 9:35 PM, markus schnalke<> wrote:
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> > Read my slides,
>>>>>> I would read them, if they were written in the standard language used
>>>>>> by the software industry (and the internet as a whole). People that
>>>>>> write stuff in marginal historical languages for nationalistic or
>>>>>> other barbaric reasons should not be surprised if their work is
>>>>>> ignored.
>>>>> What do you mean? Probably not the source language (latex), or?
>>>>> The content is English. (I only talked in German, if this was
>>>>> unclear.)
>>>>> ... but maybe, better don't read them. I'm worried about you're
>>>>> health.  ;-)
>>>> I think your concern is appropriate. Why anyone puts up with Uriel's
>>>> disgusting, offensive, childish rants is beyond me.  This discussion
>>>> has sucked more, not less, and I am going to remove myself from this
>>>> list.
>>> Don't take Uriels offenses too serious or personal, his attitude is
>>> quite difficult sometimes and we had such climaxes several times
>>> already...
>> There was no personal offense; I haven't been part of the discussion,
>> fortunately. But why do you bother responding to this guy at all?
>> Anyone who deals with people as he does does not deserve a response.
>> Responding to him continues the discussion, pollutes the list, and
>> offends people like me who were brought up to have polite and civil
>> discussions about issues, even controversial ones.
> I understand your reasons. However some of us know Uriel and got used
> to his social disabilities from time to time.  If you aren't used to
> them, ignore him ;) At the end of the day sometimes even such strange
> discussions turned to be fruitful in the past.

I have spent many years at BBN and MIT with all sorts of social
misfits. Some of them were brilliant and worth it, some were not. If
you think this guy is worth what he's dishing out, fine, have private
discussions with him and put up with his abuse yourself. But to allow
this kind of thing on a public mailing list is a very different sort
of thing. It reflects badly on your project and your work, and I think
some minimum level of decorum is needed here. Such a requirement is
not at all unusual in online communities. Unless and until that
happens, I want no part of this.


> Kind regards,
> Anselm
Received on Tue Sep 08 2009 - 21:49:43 UTC

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