[tex-live] One last question

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Aug 1 10:56:30 CEST 2009

Rowland McDonnell <rjmmnet-lists at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> What I would like to know is:
> Why is it that on the tex-live and the TeX on MacOS X mailing lists, I
> get responses which can truthfully be characterised as mostly hostile
> and unhelpful?

you started off by telling people that the work they've done (preparing
documentation, over a considerable period) is rubbish.  so you started
off on the wrong foot, and you spent so much of every one of your posts
scorning their efforts at documentation that few people were willing to
help you.

which you followed up by not acknowledging the one person who tried to
give you a simple formula to achieve what you claimed to want.

so the bile flowed both ways.  not a pretty sight, to one who's here
(mostly) as an observer.


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