On Monday, March 18, 2013 6:42:21 PM UTC, fom wrote: > On 3/18/2013 11:08 AM, Paul wrote: > > > > > > I'm genuinely a bit confused about the rules of etiquette on this newsgroup. > > > > > > Right or wrong, you just wrote elsewhere > > that you appreciated David Ullrich's > > contributions. > > > > There is no question that the number > > of professional mathematicians actively > > participating on these newsgroups is > > less than in the past. Shall that be > > made one fewer by a public reprimand? > > > > People have personalities. People sometimes > > say things they later would prefer to have > > not said. Some people find it easy to > > apologize whereas others do not. Some > > people do not see a need for apology > > whereas others do. > > > > I am not going to disagree with you > > on the particulars here. I am just > > going to ask if this is what you > > really want to do?
No, it's not at all what I want to do. That's why I tried to retract it immediately afterwards. I did another posting saying that I retracted what I was saying. "Public reprimand" retracted.