[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: Re[2]: Trimmed off the board list

Dean Mao dean.mao at hackerdojo.com
Sat Mar 29 00:36:52 UTC 2014

That's fine to disagree, but don't feel like you haven't insulted anyone,
because people may have been insulted by how you may have communicated with
them.  So when Al asks you to cool down, you should just say "fine, I'll
cool down" instead of saying that Rachel is the one who has to apologize.

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 5:16 PM, Johny Radio <johnyradio at gmail.com> wrote:

>  ------ Original Message ------
> From: "Dean Mao" <dean.mao at hackerdojo.com>
> I think sometimes passive aggressiveness can come off as being insulting.
>  I remember in the whole lockers thread, you had to go through and disagree
> with every single point I made in one of the emails, and that came off as a
> bit insulting.  I think it's fine to disagree with someone, but when one
> goes out of their way to disagree with every single point, it comes off as
> a bit hostile.  It's important to note that email lacks visual cues for
> empathy so although you may feel cool and collected, you may be angering
> someone else across the net.
> I disagreed with all of your points, because i disagreed with all of your
> points. Deal with it. You failed to rebut my critique of your position. Not
> my fault.
> I'm do not disagree for the sake of being disagreeable. I believe in what
> i say, and think through my positions very carefully.
> I think i shall never conform to the West Coast behavior of agreeing just
> be be agreeable.
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