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Re: Revising the Code of Conduct

Hi all,

On Di, 21 Mai 2013, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> 1. Do not flame, use foul language, or in general be abusive or
>    disrespectful towards other people on the mailinglists or elsewhere

And who defines that?

If you can give me a definition of "foul language" or "abusive"
or "disrespectful" I would be happy.

The old code of conduct was only containing "foul", which also
was already too much. Nobody can be declared authorative in
deciding what is foul/abusive language.

Short example: People from Siena (Italy) have a tendency for strong
words, very strong words. And between friends it is very common.
What is foul/abusive here?

>    in Debian. That type of behaviour is not constructive and can quickly
>    lead to a degradation of the quality of a discussion.

Again one of those weasel words, I think Wikipedia calls them...
	"degradation of the quality"


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