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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Off topic
Date Sun, 18 Dec 2011 18:31:19 GMT
On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 12:59 PM, Ian Lynch <ianrlynch@gmail.com> wrote:

<snip>

> Well one thing that definitely didn't work in the past was alienating
> community members with ill-thought out arguments no matter how logical
> those arguments might appear to an individual. The community is made of
> people with emotions and that is why brute logic is often a very
> ineffective tool.
>

And the community is also made up of members who think logically.
Emotional responses, denying inconvenient truths, reinventing history,
and other tribal responses are ineffective tools that can also
alienate community members.

-Rob

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