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

Chris Morgan chmorgan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 16:24:58 CST 2006

I'm pretty sure people are capable of filtering their own email. 
Afaict the offending emails were between two individuals.  You may not
like them but that has no bearing on whether they should be allowed to
post to the mailing list given that those emails to the mailing list
are appropriate.


On 3/29/06, Tom Spear <speeddymon at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Tom
> 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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