[OSM-dev] Garmin GPX madness
douglas.furlong at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 15:31:34 BST 2008
2008/9/22 Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>
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> Oliver Eichler wrote:
> > Do you really think your childish behaviour fits OSM?
> Oh right, and saying "Because Garmin users are brain washed" and "And
> they won't stop to cheerleader for Garmin until the day they drop
> dead" is utterly, utterly rational and adult. And "the shit recorded
> by Garmin" is a technical description and not an emotive insult at all.
No, I do not think that those comments were appropriate, but at least they
are being kept on the list, as opposed to making modifications to a wiki.
Keeping a discussion/argument on a mailing list (or possibly the discussions
section of the wiki) is the correct course, if we all chose to have
"arguments" in the wiki, and randomly making inane changes to tables, would
result in an unmanagable mess, irrespective of whether or not you added a
comment along the lines of "this needs to be rvted".
I think the original poster of those comments has a point, if what he states
is correct. It is a pity that he chose to say it in the manner that he did,
which could be considered argumentative.
I'm trying to inject a little levity (you might even have noticed my
> "this needs to be rvted" comment on the wiki edit history) into a
> bunch of idiot points made by po-faced fundamentalists - while gently
> making a serious point, that people are able to make up their own
> minds with the assistance of a helpful comparison table which many of
> us have contributed to.
> If you don't like levity I suggest you go and play on Wikipedia, where
> disappearing up one's arse appears to be par for the course.
Based on the tone of your emails both on list and off list, I sincerely
doubt that "levity" has any thing to do with it.
If you don't like what some one says, as opposed to getting emotional about
it, tackle the points one by one, and if you can't agree, then just agree to
This is the last I'll be saying on the topic.
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