Hi David,

Obviously, you're more concerned about the mailing list. I know about
flame wars and never do that. I do 100% agree that I should have
emailed him personally on his own email address instead of this list
but it's really shocking to read your stern reply. Does the freedom to
say what you want to say really mean that you can say _whatever_ you
want??? And, that too on a public mailing list??? Is _that_ an
etiquette ? Aren't you hurting the feelings of so many thousands on
this list by posting such offensive language/quotes on a public
mailing list? Now who is hurting who? Can't you really see that that
very offensive quote can start many flame wars now and in future? It's
not me - I am not flaming. It's the quote.

I don't have anything personal against you or Darxus but posting such
offensive quotes on a public mailing list is way too offensive and can
really start way more than a flame war.

Please stop it.


On 8/25/09, David Gowers <00a...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 9:00 AM, Asif Lodhi<asif.lo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 8/23/09, dar...@chaosreigns.com wrote:
>>> "I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance." - Nietzsche
>> Would you please stop using inappropriate language for God?
> Nietzsche also wrote "God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.
> "
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_is_dead
> No doubt you disagree with that (I do not, myself.). Regardless, the
> topic that you brought up (and especially the way you brought it up;
> you are not the arbiter of 'inappropriate language for God', nor does
> the way you presented your *opinion* as if it were *factual* speak
> well of your honesty.) is one that is commonly regarded as one that
> should not be brought up, as a matter of etiquette, on a public
> mailing list.
> If the issue of another person putting particular quotes in their
> email signature bothers you, I suggest you email them privately and
> leave all mailing-lists out of it.
> It's far less likely to result in a flame war than what you did do
> (post to a public mailing list attempting to get Darxus to change his
> behaviour on account of your *opinion*)
> "
> Flaming
>     Flaming is the practice of attacking people on a personal level.
> While flaming is relatively common on the internet, almost everybody
> will claim they're opposed to it. They may even flame you for having
> flamed someone. It's all really confusing, actually.
>     However, there are some fairly obvious things. Responding to
> someone's analysis of the deficit crisis by telling them that they
> probably walk funny or weren't breast fed could easily classify as
> flaming. Making rude comments about an individual's sexual organs or
> religion would also probably classify.
>     Personally, I stick to a simple rule: **I say nothing about
> anybody that I can not back up with facts. I do not comment about
> people's religions, their eating habits, whether or not they smoke,
> etc**. If I decide to comment about someone's level of intelligence, I
> make sure I have good examples to support my comment. But even then, I
> do this very rarely.
> "
> **emphasis** added by me.
> http://songweaver.com/netiquette.html
> and
> "
> If you should find yourself in a disagreement with one person, make
> your responses to each other via mail rather than continue to send
> messages to the list or the group. If you are debating a point on
> which the group might have some interest, you may summarize for them
> later. "
> http://www.dtcc.edu/cs/rfc1855.html (RFC 1855, the 'official' netiquette
> guide)
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