Mailing list etiquette

Adrian Buehlmann adrian at
Wed Sep 12 14:12:42 CDT 2012

On 2012-09-07 18:23, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 2:53 AM, Adrian Buehlmann <adrian at
> <mailto:adrian at>> wrote:
>     I think I now have demonstrated that the risk is pretty high, given how
>     broken your first attempt was.
> A meta-point:
> Issues of whether or not you're correct aside, I very often do not like
> the tone you use when you write. I find myself consistently saying to
> myself, "I am going to ignore Adrian being an arse here, and just pay
> attention to the content", and it would be easier for both of us if I
> didn't have to not get annoyed by what you're saying.
> This is not the linux-kernel mailing list; you do not get to be rude
> just because you feel grumpy, disagree with someone else's reasoning, or
> drank decaf by accident.
> By allowing you to get away with being rude, I further give the signal
> to other people that this kind of behaviour must be fine or perhaps even
> encouraged, when in fact it is neither.
> So. Please take the extra five seconds to be polite, even when you don't
> feel like it. ESPECIALLY when you don't feel like it.

I got this by private email. Just forwarding this to the list, so it's
public as well and "on-records" as well.

On 2012-09-09 05:43, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> Adrian -
> I sincerely apologize to you for being intemperate and choosing my words
> poorly yesterday.
> Sorry.
> Bryan.

Case closed.

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