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From: David B. Held (dheld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-24 14:21:45

"Alexander Terekhov" <terekhov_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> [...]
> Uhmm. Such classification of the "pollution" bit above is 'kinda
> funny' to me, really. IMHO, I'd classify such style of moderation-
> in-public as being something "ala Monty Python style, nailing
> people's heads to coffee tables for transgressing the unwritten
> rules." ;-)

Well, the Discussion Policy section of the Boost site seems plenty
written to me. In paticular, this section under "Culture" seems

    "In addition to technical skills, Boost members value
     collaboration, acknowledgement of the help of others, and
     a certain level of politeness. Boost membership is very
     international, and ranges widely in age and other
     characteristics. Think of discussion as occurring among
     colleagues in a widely read forum, rather than among a few
     close friends."

Your dismissive attitude toward semaphores, and the brusque
way you addressed any discussion of them is not exactly
something I would characterize as "polite". Even if you strongly
disagree with someone, it seems that you can still do so in a
gentler way.


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