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Re: Just a single Question for the Candidates

Hi, Jonathan Walther wrote:

> The only problem is people having thin skins.  To function in ANY group
> setting, one needs a thick skin, and a vigorous will to defend oneself.

Sorry, but I disagree, vigorously in fact.

My experience says that there are enough groups out there where personal
attacks simply aren't tolerated.

I'm not going to call anybody names because their argument and/or
their code sucks. I'm not even going to call the argument / code itself
names (i.e., "your code sucks") because (a) just mentioning the specific
problems I have with it generally gets my point across MUCH better anyway,
and (b) some people don't see the difference between the two and react
with counterattacks. Examples abound.  :-/

Mind you, I'm not saying that I'm a 100% Nice Guy. I am saying, though,
that I'd much prefer being told off if/when I slip into disparaging
language myself, than to deal with an environment where that's the group

Matthias Urlichs

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