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> without resorting to harsh-sounding demands. But nobody does this

The example in the article was polite, especially given the context that there was still some discussion to be had on Jupyter's side about the the issue.

"we ask that you take the domain name down immediately" isn't especially polite. It isn't incredibly rude, either, but I wouldn't hold it up as an example of a polite request.

Agreed. I wish we would have phrased it more congenially, especially given William's good relationship with the project already.

It didn't feel very polite; when I read the message I was outside picking blackberries with my 7-year old nephew, and "immediately" was impossible to comply with.

Yes, I'm sorry it was phrased as "immediately", which was unnecessarily harsh.

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