[Haskell-cafe] On being called a troll

Anton van Straaten anton at appsolutions.com
Wed Oct 27 18:13:46 EDT 2010


On 10/27/2010 05:12 PM, you wrote:
> For some reason it has become acceptable to
> politicalize a subject at the earliest convenience and take the gloves off.

You were the first offender, when you wrote the following:

"since there is no mail client library even after 10+ years I suggest to 
rethink the approach, because frankly, it's not working."

Nobody provoked this comment, it was apparently a result of nothing more 
than your rather immature frustration at being unable to immediately 
obtain a free library to satisfy your needs with little effort on your part.

"Trolling" is one of the kinder words that could be used to describe 
such behavior.

> I urge you, my fellow haskellers, to show some restraint when we are
> dealing with one another on this list.

It would help your own credibility if you would acknowledge your own 
role in the matter before calling for others to show restraint.  If you 
were to follow your own advice, you wouldn't need to be posting comments 
like this.


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