OT: General behaviour of the community (from 'Why winetools is utterly useless, once and for all')

Tom Spear speeddymon at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 16:12:33 CST 2006

Totally agreed.  Segin needs to be not just kick/banned from the list, he
needs to be K-Lined, if not G-Lined from all things wine!  With respect to
his comments though, on behalf of everyone involved with the project, and
with the community as a whole, I sincerely apologize.


On 3/29/06, Jason Green <jave27 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/29/06, Dr J A Gow <J.A.Gow at furrybubble.co.uk> wrote:
> > I was interested to read several comments on this list in respect of
> such
> > comments as 'IQ of zero'. Such comments were the final straw in leading
> me to
> > take this action.
> Thank you.  It sometimes takes a thick skin to ignore the petty and
> childish rants that are prevalent online.  Anonymity (or
> pseudo-anonymity in this case) often leads to childishness, and has
> done so since the beginnings of the Net.  It gives the impression to
> potential new users and developers that the "community" is hostile and
> unwelcoming.  I experienced a little bit of myself when asking my
> first couple of [naive] questions in IRC at #winehq.
> While it's completely understandable that people will get tired of
> seeing the same questions posted over and over again, there's no need
> to get hostile about it unless the user asking the questions gets
> hostile or demanding themselves (and even then, restraint or kick/ban
> would be preferable).  If someone asks a "stupid question" (entirely
> subjective, remember), just ignore it or point to a place where they
> can learn the answer themselves.  Please don't be a jerk.
> Thanks.
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