25 Women in 10 Free Software Organizations for GNOME's Outreach Program for Women
Posted Feb 3, 2013 22:08 UTC (Sun) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
However, you quickly want someone else to be banned though. Asking for that is not offensive however.
Within GNOME we've had a Code of Conduct for a long time now. I'm not sure if you ever participated in any of such discussions on how to behave and how to judge.
I guess your intention is that 1 person calling for a ban is not how to do things, to which everyone will agree. However, people are NOT free to say everything they want in any manner that they want. I find it really sad that LWN allows for such bad behaviour to continue endlessly.
Posted Feb 4, 2013 9:02 UTC (Mon) by efraim (guest, #65977)
However, I am not aware of any term of LWN terms and conditions which was obviously violated by the grand parent's post and I would like to understand what exactly is violated in GNOMEs code of conduct. I do see a bit of a hyperbole, however I don't think hyperbole is prohibited. (I have not participated in GNOME discussion and obviously do not know what exactly GNOMEs code of conduct contains)
Posted Feb 4, 2013 10:13 UTC (Mon) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
In GNOME we try to be respectful towards others opinions. A Code of Conduct is not meant for nitpicking and checking if some rule was really broken or not. One of the intentions is that people can have hugely different opinions yet still discuss this. This without for instance resulting in things like exaggerating.
Blujay for instance already said he exaggerated on purpose. IMO he(?) distorted what the people behind this outreach program are trying to do and what the intention is behind this program.
If someones intention is to object to something and not display any behaviour that might result in any change: ok, so be it. But then I prefer if the person just keeps silent, because I'm not interested in venting.
If you want to have some reasonable discussion, it does NOT help at all if you do not show some understanding that purposely exaggerating what other people are doing is NOT helpful at all. I don't expect anything positive to come out of such behaviour (purposely making things more emotional).
"banning", or checking against some list of rules and if they maybe were broken or are also IMO distracting.
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