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[Python-Dev] Dealing with tone in an email


Me neither, but I do want people to accept that there are norms, which
should usually be observed.  S

Steve Holden

On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 11:14 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:

> On Fri, 4 May 2018 08:23:19 +0100
> Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> >
> > ?Yup. Tolerance has to have its limits, and this came close to abusive
> > behaviour. ?
> >
> > ?I suspect others among us might have been guilty of similar behaviours
> in
> > the past I certainly couldn't cast the first stone), but times change as
> do
> > standards, and it's certainly not the tone the majority of the readers of
> > this list would want, I believe.
> >
> > Let's hope this message continues to come across loud and clear.
>
> Since Terry Reedy (the IDLE maintainer) responded and refuted (some
> of?) the OP's assertions, I guess the case is settled.
>
> But that's not the same thing as threatening a poster with some
> accusations of CoC violation, just because the poster happened to use a
> familiar expression.
>
> Personally, I don't want people to be intimidated away from contributing
> because their English expression differs from that of the dominant (or,
> rather, most vocal and/or better organized) fraction.
>
> Regards
>
> Antoine.
>
>
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