[tex-live] textlive seems to ignore top of home tree

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jul 21 17:54:58 CEST 2010

On Mi, 21 Jul 2010, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:
> No, I'm sorry, every time that you, or one of your fellow
> implementors, finds it necessary to resort to sarcasm in

Sarcasm is a very nice thing, and very typical for Viennese people,
I like sarcastic people, the know not to take themselves to serious
since we are all jokes.

> order to make what might otherwise be a valid point, all
> you achieve is to bring the good name of TeX Live, and
> your own reputation(s), into disrepute.  I for one find

Well, I disagree. It might happen that one is getting pissed of, but
everyone searching for answers and reading through the mailing list
archives, will see 99+% of helpful comments, and far less than 1% of
sarcasm, and furthermore, sarcasm that spreaded out *AFTER* the 
user got a working solution for his problem, and was told several
times that what he wishes is not a feasible solution, and after
that he continued and continued. SO please, tell me that this is
inappropriate behaviour from our side? None of us has infinite
patience, and using some sarcasm in these very few cases helps a lot
to give nice and friendly answers to other not tooo intelligent questions.

> your sarcasm highly offensive, and cannot understand
> how a person such as yourself, who is friendly, pleasant
> and helpful in real life, can find it necessary to
> descend to these depths.

Why do you think that sarcasm == (negative meant) depth? I think 
sarcasm gives a bit of spice to life, like strong red chillis.

Best wishes

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