Aggressive language on python-list
joshua.landau.ws at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 18:30:35 CEST 2012
On 13 October 2012 16:21, Zero Piraeus <schesis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not sure exactly how to put this ...
> I'm a mostly passive subscriber to this list - my posts here over the
> years could probably be counted without having to take my socks off -
> so perhaps I have no right to comment, but I've noticed a marked
> increase in aggressive language here lately, so I'm putting my head
> above the parapet to say that I don't appreciate it.
> Robust disagreement is one thing [and can be quite enjoyable for those
> of us merely spectating], but there's really no need to go around
> calling people idiots at the drop of a hat. Quite apart from anything
> else, when the contributor you're calling names is as helpful and
> knowledgeable a member of the community as some of those targeted have
> been, it makes you look a bit daft.
> And, yes, I know bringing it up could be construed as stoking the
> flames ... but, well, "silence = acquiescence" and all that.
I was going to passively agree to this, but Etienne's obvious trolling
impulsed me to state that I do.
I can't say I'm free from blame, but I feel we have had a bit more name
calling and internet-punching than usual, but I also have a trust in this
list in that whenever it's gotten bad before we've always calmed down.
Plus, aside from 88888*, we have a lot of brains on this list, so we really
shouldn't be calling *anyone* "idiots".
* Then again, 88888 is pretty bright for a bot.
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