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The dark side of open source conferences

The dark side of open source conferences

Posted Dec 6, 2010 3:10 UTC (Mon) by tialaramex (subscriber, #21167)
In reply to: Handmaid, not Handmaiden by vaurora
Parent article: The dark side of open source conferences

Thank you, I hope that's clear. I decline to identify every possible incidence of harassment, it lies outside my interest and expertise, and seems likely to be fruitless.

I will give you two pieces of advice though: If you're unsure whether you are being trolled, it is not a good idea to reply and accuse the person of trolling.

Secondly I suggest you read "The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell, and think upon the gravity of the mistakes you can make when you assume that others see things exactly the way you do, think about them the way you do, and feel about them the same way you do.


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The dark side of open source conferences

Posted Dec 6, 2010 6:23 UTC (Mon) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

"Perhaps you'd like to rectify that now?" Are you kidding?

You're so full of advice and strong words, and so hard of hearing, that I think anyone could be forgiven for smelling a troll. Maybe tone it down a notch?

The dark side of open source conferences

Posted Dec 8, 2010 8:59 UTC (Wed) by k8to (subscriber, #15413) [Link]

I read the Sparrow. It's tripe.

I also know that yelling is not the same as harassment: On the way to work the other day, three cars entered an intersection when there was not enough room in the lane they wanted on the other side. The light changed. They dumbly stayed lined up blocking traffic. I was walking by and yelled "GET OUT OF THE INTERSECTION, YOU IDIOTS! PULL INTO THE OTHER LANE! ITS YOUR ERROR!" This was not harassment.


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