Boo who? (was Re: newbie question)

Steve Holden steve at
Mon Dec 20 15:38:24 CET 2004

Luis M. Gonzalez wrote:

> Steve,
> I didn't want to be agressive at all. Although now that I read again my
> post, it seems a little bit harsh...
> But I see that very often in this list, some replies show much of
> intolerance and very little politeness.
> And in my oppinion, this is one of these cases.
> I don't know what Doug Holton did to get such a lesson of posting
> rules, since I think his comments were expressed in a propper way and
> they were definetely python related.
> This is not the first time it happens. A couple of times I suffered
> myself this kind of attitudes and I chose to keep quiet for the sake of
> peace, but I think it's time to point out some limits to those who act
> as self-entitled moderators.
> Being a moderator is ok, but not being a bouncer.
Well, you are certainly just as entitled to express your opinion as 
Peter and I are, and I think we are pretty much managing to maintain a 
civilized tone.

Intolerance and impoliteness are actively discouraged on 
comp.lang.python, and I suspect one of the ways this happens is by 
people ignoring what sometimes seems like flame bait.

Peter is fairly well-known on the group as someone whose Python chops 
are undeniable, and he's been known to be very helpful with newcomers. 
He's probably just feeling a bit cranky as the hockey season revs up ...

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