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Sawadee: That you made this comment at all demonstrates ironically the whole problem with the point you're trying to make.

You try to complain about "put downs", but so many problems have been caused by comments (of which far too many of yours are prime examples) which demonstrate a dangerous ignorance of subjects to which just a _tiny_ bit of effort, or listening to people other than yourself would rectify.

It's _these_ comments that cause damage to RISC OS, as they proliferate misunderstanding and resentment about things which aren't true. Fortunately, this is restricted to a small number of users, and for the most part these incidences are harmless, but it can be very hard to tell ahead of time, and there's plenty of past evidence for them.

As for "rudeness", I would think that many people might consider it rude to have corrected strongly held ideas, no matter how sugar coated the correctness - and to sugar coat too much often means the recipient misses the point. Should people correcting such things be worried about the short term damage to sensibilities of people who really couldn't be arsed to make an effort before spilling their random thoughts onto the keyboard? No, I don't think so.

Does "bickering politely" resolve differences? Sometimes. But other times, confrontation, and dare I say it, mild offence (and I don't mean in the sense of being insulting) is required to make people appreciate different viewpoints. I will highlight that I'm only repeating here what others have said about this.

You claim we should be helping one other - certainly. But I ask, what are _you_ doing? Hypocrisy doesn't help your point.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 19/02/05 8:33PM
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