[rc5] Cyberian Discussion

Kevyn Shortell kevyn at ricochet.net
Wed Aug 6 23:37:42 EDT 1997

I would simply like to point out, that your message, which prompted my
response, is not what ANYONE on the list, sans yourself, would consider
contructive, I for one, fail to see how you consider the following:

>It's seems pretty clear to me that the Bovine people don't understand how
>to respond to offers of help or constructive criticism.  They can, however,
>be goaded into action by the threat of competition and abuse.  In other
>words, this effort is run by over-grown kids, not mature adults.  What
>chance does the mailing list have?

...as anything than a personal insult and attack on the members of the RC5
team. Hardly what I would label, as contructive feedback.

Since you're on the subject of being so helpfull.... Why is it you never 
offered to do anything, until after someone else, has already done so 
(Many thanks to Nate) and then say, that thier work was not up to your

As to your question, of why alot of your questions never get answered, is
maybe, simply, you ask too many questions =) 

At 04:16 AM 8/7/97 +0100, Rebecca and Rowland wrote:
>>Oh thats a mature response....
>>For one, when we get about 100 messages a day like yours Rowland,
>What, you mean like messages offering constructive feedback, suggestions,
>offers of help, technical questions about the operation of the client, and
>that sort of thing?
>> you
>>have two options, ignore them, and continue working, or spend half your
>>day repsonding to useless messages.... what would you rather have us
>Personally, I think you'd do better to answer the useful email you get from
>people like me, instead of ignoring it.  Because if you do ignore it, you
>get people like me getting irritated and venting their spleen in public;
>the alternative is having a useful bit of extra help: e.g., another
>processor running flat out - mine; and a technical author writing the
>documentation - me.
>As it happens, I'm giving Nate a hand with his Mac docs - he felt able to
>write the documentation on his own (which I didn't) and he went ahead and
>did it.  No, I'm not claiming to be `co-author'; just offering constructive
>criticism - the best I can do.
>>Personally, I ignore most of your messages, although, I have replied
>>to the ones that actually asked a question.
>So how come I've got so many sensible questions that were never answered?
>I've asked *lots* of questions - directed at rc5help at slacker.com - but
>virtually all of them have been ignored.
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