On 16/03/2011 10:37, Tomalak Geret'kal wrote:
> On 16/03/2011 10:32, Joel Fielder wrote:
>> There's no tone of voice on email - one person's concise is
>> another person's rude. Particularly if not everyone is a
>> native speaker of the list's language! *All* parties should
>> bear that in mind when posting.
> I do bear that in mind. I had no need to rely on "tone of voice" when
> being called "anoying[sic], presumptious[sic] and rude", with an
> implication of impoliteness. Not nice.
> This was my last email on the matter; I shall not be responding
> further. Let's put it behind us.
My point is that it is the poster's responsibility to ensure that they
are interpreted as intended. If someone else finds you rude, you should
question if you took sufficient care.
And equally if you interpret something as rude you should question if
that's what was originally intended before taking offence.