[xquery-talk] Collections - family relationships

Adam Retter adam.retter at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 18 12:23:02 PST 2014

I do not think anyone has mocked you... until just a second ago. I think
the XQuery community and this mailing list are friendly and helpful. I have
been a part of it for 9 years now.

Given the way that you phrase your enquiries, I also think they are
incredibly patient and tolerant.

I'm going to be honest. Your pushing the limits of what the majority find
acceptable, and you are rubbing people up the wrong way, not just here but
on other mailing lists too. May I suggest, that if you want to seek help
from the community by posting to these mailing lists, then you will get a
better response by being polite and considered.

I know JoeW to be a very calm, knowledgeable, helpful and above all, nice
person, but I fear you may have broken him.
On 18 Jan 2014 20:12, "Ihe Onwuka" <ihe.onwuka at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 7:17 PM, Joe Wicentowski <joewiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Finally, someone understands my pure, noble intentions!  I aim to
> advance the state of the field through the following tactics: lob questions
> phrased so vaguely and researched so lightly that rational, compassionate
> people feel no choice but to respond lest they let me wallow in my very
> evident frustration and cluelessness.  Then, when they provide their best
> answer, I reply even more belligerently.  This pulls all the others into
> the discussion to sort out the mess.  Rinse, lather, repeat.  Eventually,
> through the mass of frustration, people start to piece together some vague
> sense of my original issue and acknowledge that there was some kernel of a
> point there.  By that time I have moved on and don't care anymore, and tell
> everyone so.  But look at what was accomplished.  Field, advanced, suckers!
> >
> > Other people might have stepped back from their initial sense of
> frustration, researched the issue, and made a polite request for assistance
> or comment.  But that's no fun.  And it's not my style.  And if you don't
> like it, go ahead, call me on it.  You'll be sorry.
> >
> Oh and lest I forget.
> Mock people who actually make an effort to read the specification, try
> to figure things out for themselves and don't just post demanding
> answers, simply because their needs do not meet the level of
> understanding required of a language implementer.
> Way to achieve critical mass.
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