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Re: EWL HOWTO unsuitable counterarguments, was: Just a single Question for the Candidates

On Fri, 5 Mar 2004 15:52:28 +1000, Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> said: 

> On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 03:07:42PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> >> Such a wash of illogic from someone normally ground in logic
>> >> smacks of denial. [...]
>> > Play fair! [...]
>> Can't you read? [...] Listen to them, unless, of course, you want
>> to exercise the ostrich defence.  Just the same old empty frothing
>> at the mouth. [...]

> Debian: Illogical, unfair, illiterate, in denial, and frothing at
> the mouth!

> ...and all that's just when we're trying to work out how to be more
> approachable.

> Again, I dunno about sexism, but we've got hostility coming out of
> our ears.  Whether the explanation's "that we're mostly men, and
> cultural factors will incline us to this behaviour" or not, the
> question remains whether we think this is a problem and whether we,
> as a project, are willing to place higher expectations on ourselves,
> as members, of civil, pleasant, and inoffensive communication
> throughout the project?

	Do you have any data that such polite conversation shall make
 it through our beetling brows?

The Celts invented two things, Whiskey and self-destruction.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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