Stop feeding the trolls (Was: which a is used?)

rusi rustompmody at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 07:51:57 CEST 2012


On Sep 28, 10:21 am, Dwight Hutto <dwightdhu... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 1:12 AM, Littlefield, Tyler <ty... at tysdomain.com> wrote:
> > On 9/27/2012 10:50 PM, Dwight Hutto wrote:
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> >> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 12:40 AM, Chris Angelico <ros... at gmail.com> wrote:
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> >>> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Dwight Hutto <dwightdhu... at gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
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> >>>> [ lots of screed that demonstrates that Dwight hasn't grokked the hacker
> >>>> culture ]
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> >> Don't hack, but could very well if necessary.
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> > You couldn't hack your self out of a wet paper bag, and you're fooling
> > noone.
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> Yeah I could.
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>  Sorry... buddy. You should go away now;
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> So you can dominate with a lame ass attempt to approach my responses
> with a manipulative tactic to discredit me, including such hits as
> racism, and sexism?
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> You asked who is laughing at
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> > you the other day, and at that point you had the ability to salvage (or at
> > least attempt to salvage) your reputation with a few people.
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> Nobody, they're laughing at your failed attempt to discredit me in a
> on thread response in which I was a respondent.
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> Please don't disguise your foolishnish with lies.
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>  You've pretty
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> > much blown that away at this point, so a belated answer to your question is
> > everyone.
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> You mean I went to sleep, woke up and responded? Nice attempt, but you
> can set a random seed of mine up your ass.
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> >>> Dwight, have a read of these documents. They may help you to
> >>> understand how the python-list community operates, and perhaps more
> >>> so, why most of the regulars here think the way they do.
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> >> They have double digit I.Q.'s ?
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> >> Actually,
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> >>> this may be of interest to quite a few people, so I'll post it
> >>> on-list.
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> >> Go right ahead....buddy.
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> >>>http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/
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> >>> ChrisA
> >>> --
> >>>http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
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> > --
> > Take care,
> > Ty
> >http://tds-solutions.net
> > The aspen project: a barebones light-weight mud engine:
> >http://code.google.com/p/aspenmud
> > He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that
> > dares not reason is a slave.

Some facts that are well-known enough but somehow seem relevant to
this discussion.
Technology is called a great enabler -- A little less gushingly its a
great multiplier.
When we look a little impartially at it we see that as technology
increases in scope/power the corresponding human involvement gets more
and more passive.

Coming to the specific technology-stack -- mailing-lists atop the
internet -- we see the following:
When I hit the send button Ive no idea who will read what I send.
Likewise what I end up reading may not be something I specifically
wish to read.

Specifically, Ive no idea what is the size of the python-list
readership -- surely in hundreds, more likely thousands.

So when I feel like making a response to one or two people which has
more heat than (python-related) light, it would help to consider the
thousand(s) who will read it who are not involved/interested in the
fracas.

A more physical analogy: Lets say I am driving along happily on the
freeway and someone does something to me that generates severe
justifiable road-rage. So I stop the car, get down and do my schtick
-- shout, shoot, mow-him-down, whatever -- and in the process create a
jam of a hundred vehicles all around.  However justifiable my rage, I
would be lucky to get anyone's support!

A more personal point. I find that anger is usually a thin cover for
depression. And depression inversely correlates with amount of
sunshine I see.  So before hitting the send button, it may be a good
idea to sleep over and see if the rising sun changes my mood.

Coming to threads like this one:
We've seen an old member of this list scolded for stretching the
drinking jokes a bit too far.
And another old member who posted a youtube link which had nothing to
do with python even though the subject said 'OT'

So… Staying withing python-related discussions and using courteous
language is the general rule for all. If you follow that you should be
ok


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