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Re: Rude People: Second Email To Mark Reed

Christopher Fulkerson, Ph.D. (christopher@christopherfulkerson.com)



The reason it was a hard concept to grasp is due to my ignorance.  What I
don't understand is why that is so hard for YOU to grasp.   I find no
shame in this.   Ignorance is just a lack of knowledge.   We all have lots
of it.   Next time you write an opera or a symphony, trust me, I will not
be as rude to you about your ignorance in my field.

Stupidity, however, is the willingness to act despite one's ignorance.  
It is usually out of order.   Hurling insults at an ignorant person is a
stupid action.   It's to kick someone when they're down.

However, even a stupid action can be necessary if one is trapped.   I am
like the Greek cab driver who is on the street in the right shouting at a
group of unconcerned individuals who are standing on their rights to do
the wrong thing.   There is a time to make a scene.

I tried for weeks to get everybody's attention.    Look at the history,
you will find I was quite polite, though I made my frustration evident.  
This had no result.

That was the time for a sober mind to say "we can't help you."

However, it was several go-rounds before even one person wrote without
throwing insults at me.   I fielded them as well as I could but such
useful info as they contained turned out not to be effective due to the
site mafunctions.   No one has written to apologize for that particular
trend among you.

Please support the task of bringing your web site up to functional speed
so I can get the code it claims to make available.

Christopher Fulkerson


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On Fri, May 29, 2009 3:52 pm, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE SITE!  WE ARE JUST END USERS ON THE
> INTERNET LIKE YOURSELF.
>
> Sorry, caps lock got stuck for a second.  Must be contagious.
>
> Why is that such a hard concept for someone with a doctoral degree to
> grasp?  You are only succeeding in spamming hundreds of people with
> pointless requests for something they have no power to grant.
>
> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 4:14 PM, Christopher Fulkerson, Ph.D.
> <christopher@christopherfulkerson.com> wrote:
>> No, it's not a good point.   It's a totally callow suggestion.  
>>  Bring in
>> your site manager, and resolve the problem.
>>
>>
>> Christopher Fulkerson
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, May 29, 2009 1:02 pm, Fiat Knox wrote:
>>>
>>> Good point. I said as much to him privately.
>>>
>>> --- On Fri, 29/5/09, Terrence Donnelly
>>> <terrence.donnelly@sbcglobal.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> From: Terrence Donnelly <terrence.donnelly@sbcglobal.net>
>>>> Subject: Re: AM I Going To Have to Be Really Rude to get Your
>>>> Attention?
>>>> To: tlhingan-hol@kli.org
>>>> Date: Friday, 29 May, 2009, 8:43 PM
>>>
>>>> When I have lost the instructions to a mailing list I
>>>> subscribed to, I've taken responsibility for my actions and
>>>> lack of organization.  Instead of pointless harassment,
>>>> I just send every message from that list to my spam
>>>> folder.  Eventually, they go there automatically, where
>>>> I don't have to be bothered by them, and without me having
>>>> to bother others to make up for my own lack of foresight.
>>>
>>>> -- ter'eS (no Ph.D., but no dummy either)
>>>
>>>> --- On Fri, 5/29/09, Christopher Fulkerson, Ph.D.
>>>> <christopher@christopherfulkerson.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> > From: Christopher Fulkerson, Ph.D.
>>>> <christopher@christopherfulkerson.com>
>>>> > Subject: AM I Going To Have to Be Really Rude to get
>>>> Your Attention?
>>>> > To: tlhingan-hol@kli.org
>>>> > Date: Friday, May 29, 2009, 11:38 AM
>>>> > Dear Klingon Scholars,
>>>
>>>> > I have been asking consistently and politely for weeks
>>>> to
>>>> > be taken off of
>>>> > this list.   Gwunch we said he forwarded the
>>>> > info to the proper source;
>>>> > there has been no result.    He is the only
>>>> > person to even respond.
>>>
>>>> > Thinking it might be my duty to do this, I went to
>>>> your
>>>> > site, where I
>>>> > could not find where to unsubscribe.
>>>
>>>> > And I am going to be very rude to you at every opportunity.
>>>
>>> At least he's honest.
>>>
>>>> > Your group has been a bad experience for
>>>> > me.
>>>
>>>> > On Fri, May 29, 2009 9:23 am, Fiat Knox wrote:
>>>
>>>> > > Time to throw my satchel of ngat into the fire:-
>>>
>>> /Not/ what I'd intended ...
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>
> --
> Mark J. Reed <markjreed@gmail.com>
>
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