[ubuntu-uk] Code of conduct (was For 'women' read 'newbs')

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Mar 20 10:52:53 GMT 2007

Dave Murphy wrote:
> Tony Arnold wrote:
>> I've just read the code (again) and I don't see which bit of it is being
>> breached?
> I would interpret it as being disrespectful to women (and atheists :)).

Well, the instructions were to replace 'women' with 'newbs' when you
read it, so if anything it would be disrespectful to 'newbs'!

I agree that the joke on its own and out of context could be considered
disrespectful to women, however, in context I thought it made an
excellent point about the difficulty of understanding the needs of 'newbs'.

(BTW, I'm an atheist and was not offended in any way).

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