Re: #afterstep IRC channel policy

gautam dey (sgtdeygautam@yahoo.com)
Mon, 23 Jul 2001 19:49:53 -0700 (PDT)



--- James <james@piku.org.uk> wrote:
> Today, Sasha Vasko/OSCA/Courts/Judicial Wrote:
> 
> # >>      Okay, not that I'm absolutely right in this, but today, as came
> # >> on #afterstep and asked a question without saying hi. I said something
> # >> to the effect of "You can also say hi." which I thought would've been
> # >> curteous. At which point he started being a wiseass, asking me if I was
> 
> It is curteous, but some people's minds don't work like that. We don't all
> say 'Hello' when writing email, it's just a personal thing.
> 
> The person who didn't say 'hi' shouldn't have continued with any funny
> remarks or anything though. If he'd ignored the comment this probably
> wouldn't
> have happened.
> 
> # >> feeling neglected, to which I asked if he was feeling stupid, and then
> # >> he greeted me, asked me how I was doing, how the wife and kids were,
> # >> etc. All that in one line which was obviously a joke. Since I wasn't
> # >> appreciating the joke at all, I called him a friggin moron. He said he
> 
> OK, calling people morons doesn't help anything. Randomly insulting people
> is dumb. If I was an op he'd be kicked out with a warning.
> 
> # >>      And then about an hour later, WavePoet and ish both get on my
> # >> case, saying I've got no right to do that, etc. etc. etc. After some
> # >> pointless arguing, WavePoet banned me, which I don't really care about,
> 
> Whoever wrote this deserved to be banned, and the fact whoever it is doesn't
> really care about being banned shows the decision was probably correct.
> 
> # > Well, looking at the log of what have happended, you indeed was wrong,
> # and
> # > unwilling to admit that.
> # >
> # > Both WavePoet and ish went to a great length to explain why exactly you
> # > were wrong, and only after you've asked THEM to part the channel, you
> # > indeed was banned. Have to admit that I would do the same in that
> # situation.
> 
> I wouldn't have banned him/her/it, a simple /kick would probably have worked
> better.

Just thought I'd add that this was not the first time he had gotten ban, and
or kicked, by Wavepoet. 

> 
> # > Getting at ppl for not saying hi, despite the fact that they indeed ask
> # > relevant question is very, very bad, and only drives ppl away. We've had
> # > not just one precedent, when such a behaviour drove potential
> # contributors
> # > away.
> 
> This is true. The person who asked the question might have been in a hurry,
> or wasn't from a culture where it is necessary to greet everyone all the
> time.
> 
> # Please feel free to comment on that.
> 
> There you go, my 0.02+VAT :-)
> 
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