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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
LinuxCon Japan: Making kernel developers less grumpy
Posted Jun 11, 2012 5:58 UTC (Mon) by broonie (subscriber, #7078)
Posted Jun 18, 2012 13:23 UTC (Mon) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
"Something stronger" is very helpful (in the short term) to the overworked maintainer who needs to let off steam. It'd be great to see proof it is actually effective at anything else.
In this example insults apparently did nothing to quench the thread
Only disregard looks like it eventually had an effect.
(by the way painful people and children tend to feel disregard much stronger than mocking, since the latter is a form of the attention they're after)
Posted Jun 22, 2012 17:51 UTC (Fri) by martinfick (subscriber, #4455)
Posted Jun 22, 2012 22:27 UTC (Fri) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
Anyway pain is not really the main issue with mocking (you might have re-ordered one of my sentences when reading and misplaced "painful"). The main issue with mocking and public humiliation is: it degrades not just the persons involved but the whole group. That could explain why it is much less tolerated in Asian cultures which are often less individualistic.
Posted Jun 11, 2012 8:44 UTC (Mon) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
I guess most reviewers start as you say (nobody wants to be a dork, after all). It's when you exhaust your patience that the mocking starts.
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