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Re: Harrassment on this list

From: Alexandre François Garreau
Subject: Re: Harrassment on this list
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 02:54:29 +0100

Le dimanche 23 février 2020, 21:21:18 CET Andreas Enge a écrit :
> Well, I will let it drop - I am quite optimistic that personally I will
> survive to insults by random strangers on the Internet.
> The reason I have been insisting is that inaction towards this kind of
> behaviour kills communication in the GNU project - if victims of verbal
> abuse are expected to change their opinions to stop the name calling,
> or are invited to be less susceptible, they will eventually just leave,

This is a pattern I dislike: “okay this doesn’t work for me but it’d work 
for other so beware!”.

The most often I hear this, it’s from people saying “of course I work for 
free most of the time but *nobody else would ever* do that, so we should 
never expect for it to happen!”.

This is a bad pattern as you dismiss the fact you have no tangible direct 
proof of what you assume, but you want to lead to concrete reaction 

I mean, when someone resorts to insults… they’re not to be taken as much 
seriously as before, are they?  So it is reasonable to then more easily 
ignore them, right?

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