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Ghosts out of the Woodwork

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Aug 30, 2012 at 17:37 UTC ( #990805=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^9: 20 most important Perl Best Practices
in thread 20 most important Perl Best Practices

Because I find her opinion more authoritative than that of the ghosts out of the woodwork.

If you want to do the right thing and not patronize people, you could start by not immediately dismissing what they have to say.

A member of this very forum said "Hey, I felt uncomfortable." Three times.

Something you posted caused that reaction in a member of this forum, sufficient that she posted about it twice in this thread and even wrote a separate blog post about it elsewhere.

Rather than take her at her word, you asked someone outside of this community—outside of the context of this community and outside of the audience of what you posted—for a reaction, and you're willing to dismiss what a member of this community and the target audience of what you posted because someone else gave you an answer you like better.

My favorite part is where you write "ghosts out of the woodwork", as if people don't really feel uncomfortable. Are we to believe that they were just waiting in hiding to pounce on you for anything you do that might possibly give then an opening? Do they not have feelings of their own?


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Re: Ghosts out of the Woodwork
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 30, 2012 at 17:42 UTC

    The ghosts out of the woodwork were all men.

    I replied to tinita directly as soon as I was aware of her involvement in the thread.

    If you follow the chronology, you'll see the email to Nadje (and two others) were already sent.

    Posting her reply here was a) a matter of courtesy; b) fulfilling my commitment to do so.


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

    RIP Neil Armstrong

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