Aggressive language on python-list
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Thu Oct 18 01:17:01 CEST 2012
On Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:10:34 -0700, rurpy wrote:
> On 10/17/2012 02:28 PM, Oscar Benjamin wrote:> On 17 October 2012 19:16,
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 3:48 AM, <rurpy at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>>On 10/16/2012 08:45 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>>>> Except that you've made a 180-
>>>>> degree turn from your advice to "ignore" bad behaviour, but
>>>>> apparently didn't notice that *sending private emails* is not by any
>>>>> definition "ignoring". So apparently you don't actually agree with
>>>>> your own advice.
>>>> Do you have Asberger's by any chance? Can you understand that I said
>>>> "ignore" in the context of public discussions in this
>>> That's nothing to do with Asperger's. Ignoring something/someone does
>>> not include sending a private message. What you may be trying to say
>>> is that we should refrain from publicly responding to bad behaviour,
>>> which is not the same thing. If you want to pull a Humpty Dumpty and
>>> use "ignore" to mean "not respond to in public", then go ahead, I'm
>>> not stopping you - but do please make it clear somewhere in your post.
>> I would also assume that ignoring a post means not replying on or off
> Then I hope my reply to Chris clarified that for you as well.
>> Moreover, I think it's unfortunate for you to make this comment with an
>> irrelevant reference to Asperger's syndrome. I'll give you the benefit
>> of the doubt that you didn't mean it this way but the comment is easily
>> interpreted as being disparaging to people with Asperger's.
> Yes, on rereading that, I agree it was uncalled for and I retract it and
> apologize to any who may have been offended by it.
Excuse me, I think that anybody who was offended by it needs to take a
long, hard look at themselves. Would you be offended if Rurpy asked "Are
you diabetic?" There's no more shame in being Aspie than there is in
being diabetic, or allergic to wheat, or colour blind.
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