Konqueror rules, Dolphin must die

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sun Nov 2 19:08:32 GMT 2008


2008/11/2 Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com>:
> I just watched, "My big fat Greek wedding". I think that the lover's 2
> sets of parents and their cultural differences are very much at play
> here. I of course could be wrong but it looks like that to me. One
> person is very open and aggressive and loud in his self expression and
> the other is used to a more quite and subtle way of self expression.
>
> It is a bit like the 2 cultures were one stands a hand's distance face
> to face to talk and the other stands 1 meter back. They end up chasing
> each other around the room as one steps in and the other backs up to
> get to what they expect to be the right distance to talk. I know
> having been in this place and having been the 1 meter guy that I kept
> feeling like the other man was hitting on me. He was not.
>
> So on this list mostly people are much more subtle and very soft, no
> swearing or threats of graphic displays of emotion are liked for the
> most part. Those of you that want to have a good time here just need
> to learn this bit of culture to get along here.

The issue of culture difference has been addressed in Linux mailing
lists 15 years ago. Criticism should be constructive criticism, not
vague ill-defined words. No personal attacks. Using the word 'stupid'
was both an attack on the author, and provided no clue as to what the
user's problem was. When told to stop using the word, he insisted and
attacked the software's author in no uncertain terms.

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Dotan Cohen

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