Aggressive language on python-list
ramit.prasad at jpmorgan.com
Tue Oct 16 22:17:34 CEST 2012
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Oct 2012 09:27:48 -0700, rurpy wrote about trolls and dicks:
> > The best advise is to ignore such posts and encourage others to do the
> > same.
> If you ignore such posts, how will the poster know they are unacceptable?
> How should somebody distinguish between "I am being shunned for acting
> like a dick", and "I have not received any responses because nobody has
> anything to add"?
> If I believe that your behaviour ("giving lousy advice") is causing great
> harm to this community, and *I don't say anything*, how will you know to
> change your behaviour? How will others know that I do not agree with your
I agree completely. I was about to say that I was fine with meeting
known trolls with silence, but what happens when new or infrequent
readers see the troll's writing with no one objecting? Are they to
ignore the troll or assume that the list condones the troll's words?
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