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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2/3 mtd: add support for flash on the SEGA Dreamcast Visual Memory Unit
On Mon, 24 March 2008 12:06:24 +0000, Adrian McMenamin wrote:
> I have no desire to have a flame war over this. But I didn't understand
> the sentence, was told twice that I should act on it and asked twice
> simply what it meant. Eg the second time...
> "I'm sorry, but the comment above <snap> isn't good english. What do you
> mean?"

Just for reference, I had no bloody idea what the "<snap>" in your
sentence meant. Or what the comment as a whole was referring to. In
other words, we could't communicate.

Probably more important is the thing you didn't ask about. The cast is
- to use a techinical term - crap. And when someone ignores such
things, but instead makes a comment about my English language skills, my
natural response is to suspect a troll. Trolls tend to replace "I don't
understand <foo>" with "you are an idiot" in some disguise like a
comment about hairstyle or language skills.

You ignored other things as well. In general, the things you ignored
are a lot more important than the things you didn't ignore. Which again
is a good recipe for fruitless discussions, if not flamewars. As is a
metadiscussion about previous discussions - like this one.

> Not unreasonable I think. After the second time I was told all
> communication would cease. And, yes, that did annoy me, especially when
> the next thing I get is someone telling me I didn't listen to them.

Then maybe we can end the digressions and get back to the code and
improving it? I would welcome that. Would you mind if I sent you
patches against your code? Might be a way to avoid metadiscussions as
much as possible.


Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.
-- Voltaire
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