The Virtue of Tactfullness [was Re: "The Case for File Swapping"]
Randal L. Schwartz
merlyn at stonehenge.com
Fri Nov 18 11:50:41 GMT 2005
>>>>> "Shlomi" == Shlomi Fish <shlomif at iglu.org.il> writes:
Shlomi> You seem to have a general grudge against me,
No, I have a general disdain for useless or harmful contributions.
Doesn't matter who makes them. If you'll view my public postings,
you'll see that I'm an "equal opportunity critic". I almost certainly
would have made the same comment no matter who posted the initial
Please understand this: *** THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU ***.
It's about things you do, but it's also about things other people do.
I don't care about you. I care about the Perl community. If you do
something good, I will be the first to praise it. If you act crazy or
damaging in public, I will criticize it. But the "you" in those
sentences is a general "you", not "One Mr Shlomi Fish who seems to
take criticism personally, making it durn near impossible to have any
You'll probably reply to this. Won't matter to me. I won't respond,
unless you say something again factually wrong about me. I made my
initial critical *opinion* response, and I made this response because
you spoke something that is not true, but other than that, I have
better things to do.
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