RE: SENIOR EDIT MODERATOR RESPONSE
- Mr. Ripley-Duggan,
My apologies to you and Mr. Caffin. I think things started off poorly
due to what I felt was rude and insolent comments.
>Please do not be offended by the terse manner used inspelling out the edits: that's just how I find it easiest to list
comment: It seems odd that someone would start off apologizing in
advance to someone they never had any dialogue with.
>Edit: I know the Units Convertor gives you two decimal places, but17.77 C is ridiculous.
>Edit: similar problem here. Always try to round off appropriately.650
mL is fine.
comment: While I agree 17.77 C is ridiculous, I also feel it is quite
rude to state it in such a way to someone who is only following what
the converter gives. The second Edit, minus the "similar problem
here", is quite acceptable. It states exactly what is expected
without being rude.
>> Comment: comprehensible, but the granmmar is a bit rough. We alsoteach English Composition ...
comment: I realise the grammar was poor. Why not leave it at that
without the added "We also teach English Composition ..."?
>>EDIT: delete 'of': it is a horrible crime.comment: Again just plain rude and poor manners.
>> I often do not use the windscreen to minimize wear since it is justEDIT: bad grammar: fix.
comment: Acceptable and doesn't put down the author (in this case me)
as the comment about English composition.
>> Fuel valve can be cleaned by shaking.EDIT: The control valve can be ...
comment: BOTH of us were completely wrong here. The jet can be
cleaned by shaking. It is not a valve at all.
Sorry to go on so long. I think you should be able to see my point.
We all make mistakes but being rude about it should not be one of
them. I'm sure it can happen on occasion by accident, but when you
start off with an apology and then continually add insulting comments
it is beyond reason.
It was my mistake to get into dialogue over details rather than
addressing the real issue. For that I am again sorry and offer my
Mr. Caffin is obviously very knowledgeable about stoves. I feel the
technical level he possesses is intimidating to a novice, but that is
just my opinion. I actually had some difficulty understanding a
couple of his stove reviews. I am not an expert, but I have read a
good deal researching stoves.
All I ask is to be treated with a little respect instead of rudeness
and I will gladly respond in kind.
I hope we can proceed in a civilized manner. I have no problem making
changes as long as they are pointed out in a fair and reasonable
manner. Any attempt at humor that can be taken wrong should always be
avoided until you know someone well enough to do so.
Again, I apologize for any misunderstandings and hope things can
continue with respect to all involved.