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Le 2011-02-27 12:16, Nik a écrit :
Hi Marc, all,

On 2/24/2011 2:58 AM, Marc Paré wrote:
Le 2011-02-23 10:01, Nik a écrit :
Do we have a Sean Parsons on this list?


Ahem ... I think using "Hate mail" is a little too strong. This would
make it impossible for this individual to join our team(s) if he
decided to join and to contribute or submit proposals.
It must just be my abrupt sense of humour, which is often
lost-in-translation in Email
Having said that, I don't think we can afford to be "precious" about
strong words in the subject of this email when some stronger words are
in question in this article.

Let's just say that he had his reasons for posting and let's take the
high road and offer him a place here where he could be part of the
group rather than being on the outside.

This is, IMHO, a better approach to take even. This is not the first
or last time we will be criticised.
Marc, you can take the moral high-road if you prefer.
I'd rather get to the heart of the problem. And it *IS* a problem.
It's not just feedback, it's not just criticism, Designers are good at
handling both. We receive it here daily.
This is shameless self-promotion at the cost of a community while hiding
behind that same community's generosity.

If this were some member of the public with no knowledge of our
workings, It wouldn't phase me.
But instead, we have a member of our community, who, instead of
discussing it here with us and forging a better result,
chose instead to publicise his lack of support due to a number of
/subjective/ Design opinions. And mentioned us *explicitly*.

Lots of people are on this list, most of them for a good reason: they
want to further our cause
Some are on it for other reasons: they want their Designs approved or
else they will whine on the internet until someone listens.

Look it's clear Sean has a defense-team already protecting his right to
complain despite the damage it would do to us as a team.
So instead, I'll aim this generally at everyone on this list;

If you REALLY care about this project, and something doesn't go the way
you'd like, just talk it out here. Or Email privately.
*Anyone writing open letters to us on the internet knows full-well that
it is as likely to be picked up by the press as it is our team.*
And anyone interested in voicing their opinion at the expense of our
team, isn't in it to benefit us at all. Just themselves.

You can paint me as the devil, but I've disagreed with plenty of choices
made here,
but not once have I been tempted to complain about that elsewhere.
It's the difference between a frank discussion and idle gossip.


Thanks for the reply and your thoughts. I would agree with you if this were a recurrent problem with this individual. However, we should just give it all the benefit of the doubt and say that it may have been brought on by an over-exuberance of opinion in a public forum. It's a shame it happened this way. People all have the right to express themselves where ever and however they want.

Sometimes people will just make mistakes and learn from it. I am sure that if this were to re-occur often, unfortunately, this member would find it difficult to work on our teams. Let's just say that it was "un faux pas" and just go on from there. I am sure we can all work together cooperatively.



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