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[chat] Apologies on 'That Thread'
- To: Penguinillas <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Penguinillas <slug-chat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [chat] Apologies on 'That Thread'
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Aug 23 16:45:02 2002
- User-agent: Mutt/1.4i
I'd like to apologise to everyone for the rather uncomfortable and off topic
thread that has dominated the list for the last day or so. It's not often
that this kind of behaviour lasts for very long on the SLUG lists, so I hope
no one has taken it as a common occurance.
The committee will be discussing our communication standards at our next
meeting. We'll work out whether we need to make 'official' posts more
obvious in some way, so that no one is confused by our role or participation
in SLUG as normal members, regardless of implicit humour, etc.
On a personal note, it's often easy to get angry when your hard work is
either ignored or disrespected by others. I've certainly succumbed to that
throughout this thread, and I apologise to you all for losing my cool.
Our committee this year have been great - all seven have worked very hard to
keep SLUG running, make sure the lists and website are working well, and
keeping everyone informed. We've all put a lot of our personal time into
SLUG. It's worth mentioning that as long as I've been involved in SLUG, the
committee has been a representational group, not a dictatorial one. SLUG
just wouldn't work if that were not the case. We lead by serving, with help
and input from everyone.
Despite any disagreements between committee members, SLUG members, or list
subscribers, we're still a successful and vibrant Free Software project.
That in itself is worth the work, and the various hurdles along the way.
Self-assertive pants are filled with confidence.