On fighting fire with fire...
ahabib at engin.umich.edu
Thu Jul 28 23:24:06 CEST 2005
Well, even if you are a hobbyist, that does not excuse you from being
civil. After all, we are all humans beings that deserve to be treated with
respect. Professional, hobbyist, vagabond, ogre, instigator, troll ...
THERE IS NO EXCUSE ... please treat others with respect.
On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Rocco Moretti wrote:
> Asad Habib wrote:
> > I agree with Mustafa. After all, we are a bunch of professionals and not
> > vagabonds hired to take pot shots at one another.
> Except that we're not all professionals. There are a large number of
> hobbyists who use Python and this list.
> At any rate, my suggestion was not to forswear gentle corrections toward
> better list behavior, (emphasis on gentle) but to address the case where
> one would be tempted to "fight fire with fire", and answer a potshot
> with another potshot. Professionals (and even decent hobbyists) don't
> escalate flame wars, even unintentionally.
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