[R] R-help mailing list activity / R-not-help?

Hasan Diwan hasan.diwan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 21:33:12 CET 2016

There exists a fine line between being unintentionally rude, but helpful
and purposely putting someone down. -- H

On 25 January 2016 at 12:07, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com>

> On 25/01/2016 2:45 PM, Oliver Keyes wrote:
>> I disagree, and would argue that fails to take a systemic view of this
>> kind of behaviour.
>> If individual commentators are acerbic and are only privately
>> reprimanded, from the perspective of everyone else it looks like the
>> acerbic reply was A-OK. Someone said something unnecessarily hostile
>> and the response was...nada. That creates an environment where there
>> are no clear examples of what crosses a line and no clear expectation
>> that moderation is even a thing that happens. Indeed, I was shocked to
>> discover this list _was_ moderated precisely because all I see is
>> people being mean and nothing much else happening.
> Why would you bother to read it if that's all you see?  I think there are
> examples of posts here which are not at all helpful, and others which are
> rude, but the majority are actually helpful (even some of the rude ones).
> Duncan Murdoch
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