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Re^2: Politeness (to one another) is a virtue

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Nov 21, 2011 at 19:08 UTC ( #939302=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Politeness (to one another) is a virtue
in thread Politeness (to one another) is a virtue

Which part of the text quoted in the OP did you find acceptable civilized behavior?

For me, none of it.

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Re^3: Politeness (to one another) is a virtue
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 21, 2011 at 19:54 UTC


    Aside from a few mildly dirty words the biggest offense of that comment seems to be the opposition to OOP.

    Your feigned outrage has been noted. Please remember it the next time you consider hand holding a troll for an extended period of time.

      Your feigned outrage has been noted.

      My mistake; I thought it was yet another example of BrowserUK abusing people who disagree with him. I read the original a couple of hours earlier on my phone and had forgotten the context of the post when I replied. (Update: and anyone who pays attention has certainly seen BrowserUk go after sundialsvc4 aggressively on multiple occasions, so you can well imagine the ease with which I confused one example of impoliteness with several others.)

      Please remember it the next time...

      If you care to read those threads, you'll see me advising him to tread lightly as well as telling people to stop abusing him.

      Now please kindly refrain from telling me I'm not sincere or I'm outraged. I'm not interested in a long derailing debate.

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        I'll retract the unnecessary scorn behind"feigned outrage" but not the underlying intent for the following:

        "If you care to read those threads, you'll see me advising him to tread lightly as well as telling people to stop abusing him."

        I've read them far more than I cared to and I find your recollection of the events a little disingenuous. You're painting the whole episode, which lasted months, with a fairly one sided brush. Several of the people you, rightly so in some cases, say were abusive to that person also stepped up early on to try and HELP him both disambiguate his problem and advise him on solutions. In many cases they were thanked with some of the most atrocious, abusive replies. The person showed a long pattern of bait and abuse on this site as well as an established history on others. You chose to ignore that, for your own reasons, and continued engaging with him until he had an epic meltdown a few weeks ago.

        A meltdown you seemed to be quietly absent from while everyone else suffered from his actions. Many offensive OPs directed at the entire site that were NOT provoked. Stealing several members' contributions here and posting them to another site without permission or attribution. All the while participation on the site seemed to take a hit. There were less SoPWs, Meditations etc. The exception perhaps was a spike in PerlMonks Discussions on how to deal with the situation which just got overheated quickly. Where were you to [sic] "Advise him to tread lightly" when all this was happening?

        Overall I think you mean well. It's clear from much of what you write. However in this situation I strongly feel you erred in judgement.

        Yet another example of Chromatic arguing the man instead of the argument.

        And making his usual wrong assumptions on both counts.

        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.

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[choroba]: and in fact, you don't push into the target repo, you push into your branch of your fork
[choroba]: the maintainer of the upstream repo than "merges" the pull request, i.e. they pull from your fork into the upstream
[Discipulus]: ' i.e. you asked them to pull from your repo' =~ I (subj) want to push
[Discipulus]: chorobayour words are reasonable
[choroba]: I'm just repeating some else's words as I remembered them after having asked the same question
[choroba]: s/some/someone/
Discipulus what a pity all people do not speak only in eatalian..
[choroba]: we'd need video calls more often :)
[Discipulus]: i still suspect english has some logical 'curvature/ crookedness' that has and will have a big impact over programming

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