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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: Encouraging Diversity - Update 6
Date Thu, 17 Nov 2016 01:46:34 GMT
On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 8:38 PM, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org> wrote:
>
> 3. IGNORE IT
>
> You don't have to read what other people write, you don't have to
> internalize it and you may convince others to do the same. For 20 years,
> this was the number one defense against trolls and poisonous people.

Strongly disagree.

I want an ASF that grows communities.

This is not to be accomplished by giving trolls and poisonous people
an unchecked playground to perform whatever mischief satisfies
whatever internal urge they have.  And to tell the targets of this
individual to just ignore it.

I provided a link previously describing an experience I had.  I hope
that you can appreciate that "just ignore it" was not the right advice
for that situation.

- Sam Ruby

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