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Re: DW quotes

On Thu, 16 Jun 2005 09:57:14 +0200, martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> wrote:

So Clytie, if you come across as sexy to your male peer, live or
over IRC, you should really not blame them for losing control. :)

 Smiley or not, this one irks me.  A man out of control can be
quite intimidating.  I would rather say "you should not be overly
timid about lust-driven men".  But I would sure blame them if they
went out of line in a forum.

Anyway, long blabla short point: I have *never* really witnessed
nor heard off such a problem. It'll happen to you in any community.
It happened in DW just yesterday (see the archives). It's not
a problem with Debian males per se, and thus not a trait to be held
against the male Debian community, right?

 It is hardly a specific problem with the males within Debian,
but Debian as an open and rather puristic project has high
standards to live up to.

 Since the forums and mailing lists are generally very open,
a higher standard of propriety is needed.  I am sure both men
and women will frequently be annoyed by the kind of self-
censorship this implies; banishing any written manifistations
of feromones makes the environment rather sterile (pun intended).
However, flirtations between individuals do not belong on public

Herman Robak,
herman at skolelinux no

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