Social problems of Python doc [was Re: Python docs disappointing]

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Aug 13 07:49:51 CEST 2009

Paul Boddie wrote:

> Right, but those good points are still worth taking on board. There
> have been Xah Lee posts which have been relatively constructive,

The last time that he did do so that I read, I responded rationally like 
I would with any other normal post. He responded with foul insults. End 
of discussion.

 > when the only responses are from people who see the name and can't be
> bothered reading the message before issuing a stock "he's a troll"

False premise.

> response, the tone is likely to remain vulgar from that point onwards.

He was vulgar even when I did ignore the name and did bother to read and 
   write (not 'issue') a specific response. He has also 'blown' 
opportunities on the py-dev list.


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