in reply to Reactionary Posting
Hm. You may be right, there may have been a few replies that could've been handled a little more diplomatically. However, this isn't the first time the subject has come up:
- In defense of criticism and In defense of civility
- The three virtues of Perl are CONFLICTING! (note the replies, especially tilly's)
- On using tact
- On Online Communication
- PerlMonks as Ambassadors
- Everyone Hates Me (which has a very nice summary at the end)
- 1st Monasterians
- Second rate programmers and my confession
There are, of course, several other nodes that I could have linked to. However, I feel these provide a good overview of the basic ideals of the place and how previous conversations along those lines have gone. You may note I sorted then by ID, which means they appear pretty much sorted by post date. I find it interesting that certain themes are echoed in each of them.
BTW, if anyone hasn't seen these threads already (or re-read them in some time), I recommend taking a few moments with them. There's a bit of static in a few of the replies, but the basic ideals are pretty easy to discern.
Now, if anyone feels the need to confess, feel free...
P.S. I'm sorry you felt the need to post anonymously; the sentiments you expressed are worth taking a stand for.