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    I used gruff words and need advice/help for a resolution

    Apologies in advance, but you really do need to read this all to understand what happened

    Evening before last I checked my email and noticed a question posted to a thread of mine:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...0&postcount=42

    Before continuing please understand that I believe that's the third time someone has posted about not understanding how to log out and choose another desktop session so I added a link to one of Aysiu's great how-to's:

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/classicgnome

    Hopefully that takes care of that problem

    But now to the problem I created; I immediately noticed this reply:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...1&postcount=43

    And particularly after clicking on the internal link my hair caught on fire!

    I could see that command was going to remove things that I truly don't think should be removed, but rather than just saying that I said this:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...9&postcount=44

    The problematic part is, "I think that's a truly bone-headed idea". I should NOT have used the term bone-headed

    I'm admittedly less than eloquent sometimes but still, after being pressed on the issue, I did boot into a Precise classic (no effects) session and check things out:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...0&postcount=52

    As you can see the recommended command resulted in a number of errors. But I admit fault - I should not have used the term "bone-headed".

    While my intent was only to prevent mystmaiden from doing something I believe was a very bad idea my poor use of words created a problem

    Things only devolved from there:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...4&postcount=64

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    So I was trying to think of a decent resolution. My first thought was to PM traditionalist but I think I've done enough damage.

    What I was going to propose is that I change "bone-headed" to "simply a very bad idea", also pointing out the errors in the command posted in the link he posted, and then asking that he remove his further posts.

    What do you think?

    Please don't block or otherwise punish traditionalist. The truly bad behavior is on me this time .......... words do matter and I'll try to be more appropriate in the future.

    Apologies again, and thank you just for being here.

    Lance

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    Re: I used gruff words and need advice/help for a resolution

    I personally think it is not a very good idea to follow the instructions on the Tech Diaries site, and I'd suggest you do change your post as you suggested, and for now nothing will be done about the thread.

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    Re: I used gruff words and need advice/help for a resolution

    The first step in correcting a mistake is recognizing that you have made a mistake.

    Second step would be to revise your post(s).

    Third report any posts that you feed are so off topic they should be moved (to jail).

    Last, send a PM and apologize.

    As staff we highly encourage you to resolve these situations as best you can and we tend to get involved only if the situation continues to escalate. In the event of escalation, we typically do not takes sides in feuds, each party is called to task for his or her own post.
    There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting.
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    Re: I used gruff words and need advice/help for a resolution

    Thanks for the advice. I'll send traditionalist an apology via PM and suggest to him that we both edit our posts accordingly.

    And I'll certainly try to use more diplomatic terms in the future. Apologies for being a nuisance.

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    Re: I used gruff words and need advice/help for a resolution

    Basically just an edit to my last reply

    I decided to do absolutely nothing after seeing this:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...9#post11991149

    Which leads to this:

    http://blogs.operationaldynamics.com...untu-12-04-lts

    I will however refrain from using the term "bone-headed" in the future.

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