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RE: Nothing is really hidden

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 18:27:34 -0400
To: "'Doug Schepers'" <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: "'www-archive'" <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0de301c9fb64$4c30ae90$e4920bb0$@com>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Schepers [mailto:schepers@w3.org]
> Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 5:49 PM
> To: Shelley Powers
> Cc: Justin James; www-archive
> Subject: Re: Nothing is really hidden
> Hi, Justin-
> Shelley Powers wrote (on 7/2/09 4:35 PM):
> > Justin James wrote:
> >>
> >>  I am not asking for disagreement to cease, nor am I saying that all
> is well
> >>  in HTML 5 land. But I *am* saying that the pollution of this list
> by
> >>  pointless arguments (hint: when you start arguing over things like
> "strawman
> >>  arguments" and start discussing the terms of the debate, you are
> engaging in
> >>  a pointless argument) is a massive waste of the time of the people
> who are
> >>  engaged in it (since you have neither power nor authority to change
> >>  anything) and the time of the rest of us on this list.
> If you aren't interested in a topic, please stop reading and
> contributing to it when you first judge it's not worth your time or
> interest.  That way, the only person wasting your time is you.

For better or for worse, the topics under discussion change constantly throughout a series of emails. So for someone like me, who is trying their best to follow what's going on, there is no ignoring a thread.

> Additionally, your tone is simply not acceptable.  Terms like
> "pollution", "pointless", and "you have neither power nor authority to
> change anything" are not acceptable in reasoned discourse.

Considering the tone I've been hearing on this list and some of the opinions expressed in the last month or so, I would say that they are fairly gentle. But point taken.

> Shelley has taken pains to state her arguments in a reasonable and
> polite tone on this thread, and I'll ask you to do the same.

On this thread. I suppose so. Not so in many of the other threads I have been attempting to follow.

Received on Thursday, 2 July 2009 22:28:29 UTC

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