[ubuntu-uk] Code of conduct (was For 'women' read 'newbs')
nik at reducedhackers.com
Tue Mar 20 11:16:41 GMT 2007
Considering the code of conduct;
Was posting the joke considerate to others ? Well I and you the reader
cannot really answer this. If I was however to be considerate of Veechs'
position I can only imagine that he felt it was a measured opinion. Even
if I did not feel that it was delivered in a considerate way ( from my pov)
Is is respectful ? Well in terms of a personal attack I feel it was not
respectful but with respect to the above im not sure it is intended as a
attack on any level.
Was the joke collobarative ? Well it made us start talking about the
code of conduct so thats not a bad thing.
When you disagree consult others. In this case I guess the mail list is
open to consulting others so it provokes conversation and communication
Did it leave anyone feeling unsure ? Well I first read the joke as
meaning women were like new members. then I re read it and saw that the
intention was that new members are hard to fathom. On a third reading I
kinda wondered who god was the discussion. I was going to keep on
reading but then Id read that joke before.
I could go into the whole Man as an image of god and god being
indefineable and since woman is made from man theres a very good reason
why men and woman cant fathom each other just as much as they cannot
fathom their creator. Though I dont imagine the purpose of the joke was
to bring the list to a metaphysical junction
More over the code of conduct is a guideline and provides ground rules
for community integration and development. I dont feel that it is a
opportunity to set markers and measurements of each others conduct
As for me ive found long term members to be just as unfathomable and
mysterious and new and fresh members. I think that exciting especially
when you consider that its this very mix of people that are the sort to
spend time working out how to build bridges just as in the joke.
There, ive viewed my feelings. Thanks for reading.
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