[OSM-talk] Thoughts on OSM design, and looking forward and back

Gervase Markham gerv-gmane at gerv.net
Fri Feb 26 13:22:26 GMT 2010

On 23/02/10 23:42, SteveC wrote:
> You don't seem to make any realistic suggestions for moving forward
> and just, instead, suggest potlatch is fine as is the front page.
> That doesn't seem to be in touch with the reality of every newbie who
> encounters the project, does it?

Steve: There's an enormous difference between disagreeing with the
points you make, and objecting to how you make them.

When I was little, I was generally rude and abrasive. I remember saying
tearfully to one of my teachers "why can't people just listen to what I
say and ignore how I'm saying it?". But the world doesn't work like
that. People are people, not computers.

> Sure, you don't like the way I communicate sometimes but do you have
> any ideas at all on improving things other than the status quo and
> pissing on someone for doing anything?

Steve: "Everything is a load of %$%£$"

Andy: "It's not good to go around insulting everyone."

Steve: "Haven't you got any constructive suggestions?"


> On that point, I suppose I could write a big flowery essay on how
> awesome everyone is,

Straw man.


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