[texhax] Distress call

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu May 6 04:43:49 CEST 2010

On 6 May 2010 Rolf Turner wrote:

 > On 6/05/2010, at 1:36 PM, Alan T Litchfield wrote:
 > > Oh Reinhard I am sorry but those who have said so already are correct.
 > > 
 > > To say "I'm wondering whether a mail with such a braindead subject  
 > > line..." in anyone's language cannot be interpreted in any other way.  
 > > It is arrogant and rude.
 > > 
 > > It is not that others misunderstood you, it is that you constructed it  
 > > to be that way.
 > > 
 > > And as Paul said. That is all that needs to be said on the subject.  
 > Who says?  Isn't that a bit arrogant?  You are demanding to have the
 > last word and saying that anyone who disagrees with you has to shut up.
 > Well ***I'm*** sorry, but I disagree with you.  The subject line *was*
 > braindead and begged that the inquiry be ignored.  The OP should learn
 > to use informative subject lines when emailing a list such as this.  If
 > Reinhard hadn't brusquely informed him of this, how would he learn?  A
 > bit of vitriol focuses the attention wondrously.

It seems that I triggered an endless discussion.  This was not desired.

I just said that the phrase "Distress call" in a subject line is
braindead.  I never said that the person who wrote it is braindead.

Maybe we can cease the discussion if people grok this little difference.


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