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Re: IMHO incorrect info in the documentation (slightly off-topic)
On behalf of my fellow terse but well-meaning Americans, let me apologize
for the unintended offense. You've just run into a common cultural
difference between the U.S. and most of the rest of the world. We tend to
be very direct and brief, believing that to do otherwise wastes the
reader's time, and is therefore inconsiderate. As a result, we often skip
greetings as unnecessary, but we really don't intend any insult by it.
For the Americans on this list, I should tell you that in many other
cultures, a polite greeting is expected in every communication, and one
phrases instructions more gently, as suggestions instead of directives.
Alexei was responding according to his culture, where the concise messages
we appreciate are actually seen as rude.
On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Alexei Monastyrnyi wrote:
> Thanks, Quanah.
> will consider it next time.
> Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> > --On Tuesday, September 14, 2004 4:58 PM +0200 Alexei Monastyrnyi
> > <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Hi Kurt.
> >> A bit strange reply...
> >> I can see that what documentation has is different from what the real
> >> life has.
> >> My intention was just to draw ones attention to this inconsistence.
> >> People read the documentation, supposing that it reflects real things.
> >> What is it about? "Go there, do that...". A sort of bureaucratic machine
> >> in OpenLDAP project? :-)
> >> Sorry if it was sharper than needed.
> > Actually, that is a fairly standard reply. If you find a bug, use the
> > bug tracking system to report it. If you aren't sure it is a bug, use
> > the appropriate list to gather a little more info, and then decide
> > accordingly.
> > --Quanah
> > --
> > Quanah Gibson-Mount
> > Principal Software Developer
> > ITSS/Shared Services
> > Stanford University
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