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From Rory O'Farrell <>
Subject Re: Troll warning
Date Wed, 09 May 2012 17:17:57 GMT
On Wed, 9 May 2012 13:01:19 -0400
Rob Weir <> wrote:

> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM, Rory O'Farrell <> wrote:
> > The important thing is to maintain a generosity towards others and not to be drawn
into argument with them about the pros and cons of their/our choices.  The situation is likely
to proceed to one of two directions: either the codebases and the features start to diverge
dramatically, in which case they move away and any other product becomes sufficiently different
that there need be no conflict, or there is some for of reconcilliation/amalgamation, in which
case all have to work together, so the less aggravation that has arisen before that, the better.
> >
> > It is a generous thing to be able to agree to differ.
> >
> But what about when their preference is that you don't exist at all?
> For example, when a LO leader comes onto the Apache list and says that
> he would like us to fail and that he wants to "put us out of our
> misery", then do we treat that as a mere "difference of opinion"?  I'm
> happy to be generous when it is a matter of taste, Coke versus Pepsi
> or whatever.  But when someone is denying our right to exist and
> taking active steps to cause our votes to fail, etc., then I think
> that is something else.
> We're called on to be generous and professional.  We're not called on
> to be martyrs.
> -Rob

You simply reply "You are entitled to your opinion, even if it is wrong!" and walk away. 
If he is obstructive/agressive on list, he should be banned.

Rory O'Farrell <>

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