Posted Jun 14, 2012 21:15 UTC (Thu) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054)
Parent article: On mocking
The article mentions the "meritocratic nature of our community", but it's important to keep in mind that it's not entirely a meritocracy, unless "merit" includes a thick skin. But there are plenty of people with otherwise good merit that choose not to be associated with (much less risk being a target of) the abuse that is often thrown around.
That's not meritocracy. It sometimes verges on bully-ocracy.