Nat Lanza <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > You know, people might be less persistent about these "idiotic" > suggestions if they got treated with some civility and respect.
>From what I read, the participants in this thread were very civil and respectful. I don't think the original poster had given his suggestion much thought before bringing it up though. :( > It's a lot more meaningful and useful to receive an explanation, even a > brief one, about why your suggestion isn't good than it is to receive > personal abuse. If you simply abuse someone, they're just going to think > you're a jerk, not that their ideas are bad. I completely agree. I found David's explanations quite helpful in determining the legitimacy of the original suggestion. > More flies with honey, and all that. > > I've noticed a lot of nastiness in this thread, and it's really pretty > disappointing. Yes, you're all busy people. Yes, this is a volunteer > project. Yes, people are never satisfied with what others do for them > for free. That sucks, sure. But it doesn't make it okay to treat people > like crap for daring to disagree with you. I didn't notice much "nastiness", but I guess I wasn't really looking for it. I did notice that some people were wasting a developer's time when the project as a whole needs it much more. I'm talking, ofcourse, about the imminent GCC upgrade that David is working on. Best regards, Mike Barcroft To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message