Why announce a killfile? (was Re: What's better about Ruby than Python?)
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Thu Aug 21 06:00:54 CEST 2003
"Brandon J. Van Every" <vanevery at 3DProgrammer.com> schreef:
> You and I have different social theories. My social theory is, people
> are very stubborn. Nobody will engage in Right behavior the minute
> you tell them to. But if I killfile people, and tell them why (i.e.
> "Because you are a Troll Hunter, and such people are useless."), then
> someday they may wake up and figure it out. It may be 6 months from
> now, it may be 2 years from now. The point is to have a cumulative
> effect on people's newsgroup behavior.
You know this proverb: "change the world, start with yourself" ?
"Be strict when sending and tolerant when receiving."
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