[Mageia-dev] RPM5 AND MAGEIA

Per Øyvind Karlsen peroyvind at mandriva.org
Wed Mar 9 02:40:52 CET 2011

2011/3/9 Hoyt Duff <hoytduff at gmail.com>:
> On 3/8/11, Per Øyvind Karlsen <peroyvind at mandriva.org> wrote:
>> 2011/3/8 Balcaen John <balcaen.john at gmail.com>:
>>> Le Tuesday 08 March 2011 18:11:11, Per Øyvind Karlsen a écrit :
>> I know, could've done better to get points across with shorter and greater
>> consistence, which could've made it clearer that it was just as much an
>> attempt
>> at defusing a silly situation with some irony and sarcasm.
> I have not seen that approach ever work well in any forum except where
> all the conversations take place in the same language with all native
> speakers. Much of irony and sarcasm is lost in the translation and
> even when done well are typically missed by the person they are
> targeted against.
> Concise and non-clever usually wins these debates in the least amount of time.
Hm, yes, I guess that's actually a reasonable point to be made, when not really
knowing someone properly and their common behaviour, language, nor any
possibility of seeing their facial expressions, diffrent culture etc.,
things gets easily misinterpreted, especially in already tense environment..

Going back and reading through my mail, I was actually "surprised" of
not finding more than a couple of obvious (,but IMO justified;) incidents
of sarcasm being the worst, trying not to increase existing tension..

But considering behaviour from others, I find it rather calm/reasonable way
to respond to a situation where already experiencing rather rude and unfriendly
behaviour, and several comments already being made that's found to be rather
unfair, trying to tackle it with some humour and feeling the need to address
critics is quite appropriate and expected behaviour in general, worst offense
being length of non-technical/boring content obviously upsetting some.. :|

Finding the right approach and try ignore/respond to in the most appropriate
manner isn't that easy to determinate.. :/
Per Øyvind

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