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Re: debian-women obscurity, was: Clarification about krooger's platform

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com> writes:

> The debian-women list FAQ is on http://women.alioth.debian.org/faqs/
> and the odd policy is under "Miscellaneous" thus:
>    Just like every other online community, there will probably
>    be the occasional troll. Do not make the mistake of treating
>    them like rational human beings. Ignore them and focus on
>    positive discussions instead.

The idea to ignore trolls is hardly new, or unusual.  Nor is it a
"policy", in the sense that anyone is ordered to ignore them under
pain of expulsion.

> Equally, claims that a policy doesn't exist should be retracted
> when you are shown the policy. Furthermore, jelly is good.

There is no policy there.  There is advice to ignore people who are
failing to contribute usefully. Nothing more.

If you think this is *wrong*, then why?  Because you have a right to
be responded to no matter what you say, even when you are hostile to
the purposes the list was created for?

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