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Topic: Rules of etiquette on this newsgroup
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fom

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Re: Rules of etiquette on this newsgroup
Posted: Mar 19, 2013 12:16 AM
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On 3/18/2013 1:49 PM, Paul wrote:
> On Monday, March 18, 2013 6:42:21 PM UTC, fom wrote:
>> On 3/18/2013 11:08 AM, Paul wrote:
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>> >
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>>> I'm genuinely a bit confused about the rules of etiquette on this newsgroup.
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>> Right or wrong, you just wrote elsewhere
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>> that you appreciated David Ullrich's
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>> contributions.
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>> There is no question that the number
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>> of professional mathematicians actively
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>> participating on these newsgroups is
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>> less than in the past. Shall that be
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>> made one fewer by a public reprimand?
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>> People have personalities. People sometimes
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>> say things they later would prefer to have
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>> not said. Some people find it easy to
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>> apologize whereas others do not. Some
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>> people do not see a need for apology
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>> whereas others do.
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>> I am not going to disagree with you
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>> on the particulars here. I am just
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>> going to ask if this is what you
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>> really want to do?

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> 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.
>
> Paul
>


I know. I saw it after I posted.

Same considerations apply to your "mistake".
I have been in that position myself.

Have a good day.






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