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From: Ben de Groot <yngwin@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Tone in Gentoo
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 21:11:34
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Tone in Gentoo by Ciaran McCreesh
On 19 June 2010 19:59, Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Jun 2010 12:54:25 +0200 > Ben de Groot <yngwin@g.o> wrote: >> This is a point that deserves more consideration. One of the top >> reasons (as witnessed in forum discussions) > > Unfortunately, that's selecting a rather biased audience. The success > of a forum depends upon the number of active posters it has. The number > of active posters it has depends upon how many people need to post > there to get answers to questions, and how many wrong answers have to > be given before the right answer comes up. Thus, by selecting from the > forums, you're picking an audience that likes talking endlessly about > communities, not one that likes to answer a question once, correctly, > and then change things so the question doesn't need to be answered > again.
That is an incredibly shortsighted and cynic look at the community. Keep it off this list.
>> Does Gentoo really prefer to keep more sensitive people out instead >> of effectively getting rid of repeat offenders? > > All bringing more sensitive people in does is cripples the > distribution's ability to delivery any technical improvements, since > everyone's time is wasted worrying about the whiners
Not at all. Instead of wasting time on flamewars, and people getting upset and leaving because of the attacks, we'd have a bunch of people who would know how to work together in a friendly way. That speeds up the process to come to technical improvements. Once again: keep your cynic, twisted look off this list. We have no use for it.
>> Think about it. What kind of people would you rather have in Gentoo? > > Personally, I'd like to see Gentoo start having the kinds of people who > deliver a better product, not the kinds of people who worry that using > a gender-ambiguous cow as a logo might be offensive.
Once again you are derailing the conversation. Nobody brought up anything about a logo. It is about whether Gentoo wants to keep around people like you, who continually attack others, or whether it prefers to have people who want to work together in a friendlier atmosphere. A smoother cooperation is in the interest of technical improvements too. There already is a distro that works like you envision it. It's called Exherbo. You should try it, you might like it. I would suggest you spend your time and energy on that, and leave Gentoo to do things the friendlier way. Cheers, Ben


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Tone in Gentoo Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Tone in Gentoo David Leverton <levertond@××××××××××.com>