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Re: Welcome to DW (was: Re: DW (was: Re: [gnome-women] Getting a Web Site Up & Logo Contest status)

On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 08:36:40 +0200, "|| स्वक्ष ""|| svaksha " <svaksha@gmail.com> wrote:

Unfortunately this thread has degenerated from "A list for D-W
translators" to a cultural/behavioural issue which is certainly not a
good precedent for DW or any other volunteer community in general.

The above comment about being "passive aggressive and manipulative" is
an example of that.  However much certain cultural behaviours may seem
irritating or inappropriate (when compared with ones own) ...

 Erinn is not alone.  This is not solely an American
perception, rather a Western one.  And it is stronger
among men, and I'd suspect even stronger among geeks.
The high prevalence of Asperger's and similar oddities
among geeks adds to it, too.

 The question of values and adjectives is more or less
beside the point.  The current majority of the Debian
project are westerners, and mostly men.  They will
not put very much effort into understanding social subtleties that are very different from the ones they
are used to.  Suggesting that they should do so won't
help, sorry.

Herman Robak

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