On Wednesday 27 October 2004 04:13, miriam clinton (iriXx) wrote:
> Michael Schumacher wrote:
> > miriam clinton (iriXx) wrote:
> >> This is completely ridiculous, especially random threats of lawsuits
> >> for typos.
> >
> > Both of you, continue this discussion off-list, please!
> > And please note that participants of a mailing lists and the mailing
> > list itself are different things. Thanks.
>
> My point is exactly the same as yours - I was receiving unpleasant and
> unsolicited mail off-list, and wished to draw such abuse of the list to
> the attention of the list manager. I do not want to keep receiving abuse
> off-list, and the best way to put this to an end, and to make such abuse
> of list addresses cease, was to make such practises known on-list.
>

Hi Ms. Clinton!

Listen, I read Grant's E-mail and it is not unpleasant or unsolicited mail. He 
was just politely remarking on your web-sites. It is considered a common 
practice in the Internet to visit homepages of people one encounters and then 
remark to them about them in private. Nothing wrong's here. It's considered 
part of the Internet socializing.

You are making a fuss out of nothing. And as for J. Grant - I don't understand 
why he needs to press charges here.

Regards,

        Shlomi Fish

> However, I consider the matter dropped. If Jonathon wishes to rant on,
> let him do so at his discretion.
>
> Given his behaviour, though, it has left a sour taste in my mouth about
> contributing to GNU projects at all, if this is the kind of response I
> get - unsolicited criticism of projects irrelevant to the subject at
> hand. If all non-programmer non-exclusive-GNU-users get this kind of
> treatment when they try to help port to a professional standard, and
> bug-test that standard - which is what we are aiming at - then GNU
> projects will get nowhere.
>
> mC~

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