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Re: List/IRC climate issues (was: What do you want to learn?)

On Wednesday 04 August 2004 4:32 pm, Jenn Vesperman wrote:
> The real world doesn't let an
> organisation say 'we're welcoming, just ignore the idiots'. If you let
> them stick around, you lose people because of them. 
> It's a matter of choosing which people you welcome.

Well said. I'm a little vague on the mechanics of creating a great community 
like LinuxChix, but that certainly serves as proof that is it possible. And 
also Postfix, Apache, Qpopper... many online communities maintain a civil 
atmosphere without having a zillion rules and ragging on people to behave all 
the time. It's not impossible at all. 

Hopefully D-W can help by attracting and supporting more of the kind of people 
who make positive contributions, and are not possessed by a deep need to be 
total asshats. :)

Carla Schroder
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