recommendation for fedora-*list posts

March 30, 2009

After reading a massively long list of posts on various subjects on fedora-devel-list and fedora-test-list this weekend I’d like to offer a minor recommendation:

Let’s all stop with sarcastic, rhetorical, derisive retorts.

If we assume that all people who work on fedora are well intentioned then we shouldn’t be responding to them with derision or haughtiness. So, don’t.

Figure someone is well-intentioned but perhaps misinformed (or misperceived) and respond to them with this in mind.

Just to stave off this thread: No, I don’t think a code of conduct solves this problem.


6 Responses to “recommendation for fedora-*list posts”

  1. davidnielsen Says:

    also, from personal experience, don’t abuse said person in private mail instead of on the list. It is not a suitable alternative.

  2. Max Says:

    “Let’s all stop with sarcastic, rhetorical, derisive retorts.”

    Sure, like THAT will ever happen!

    /runs away

  3. snerd Says:

    Yes, well, that’s the sort of blinkered, philistine pig ignorance I’ve come to expect from you non-creative garbage. You sit there on your loathsome, spotty behinds squeezing blackheads, not caring a tinker’s cuss for the struggling artist. You excrement! You whining, hypocritical toadies, with your colour TV sets and your Tony Jacklin golf clubs and your bleeding Masonic secret handshakes! You wouldn’t let me join, would you, you blackballing bastards! Well, I wouldn’t become a freemason now if you went down on your lousy, stinking knees and begged me!

  4. katzj Says:

    How about if I do that for all posts except for yours? 😉

  5. […] March 31, 2009 by timlau I agree with what Seth writes here. […]

  6. I came back from the weekend, saw 265 unread mails on -devel-list, noticed that 150 of them were in the ctrl-alt-backspace thread, and promptly marked the entire thread as ‘read’ and went about my way.

    As far as I can tell, doing this has caused me to lose absolutely nothing of any value.

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