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From David McKay <>
Subject Re: [Discuss] Guidance regarding acceptable interaction on mailing lists
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:00:17 GMT

On 11/06/12 23:31, Rob Weir wrote:
> Good idea.   But this discussion belongs on ooo-dev.  There is no need
> for it to be private.
> -Rob
Yes, you're right. Moved to ooo-dev.

> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM, David McKay<>  wrote:
>> As I mentioned back at the start of April, I think that we could do with
>> something that outlines the type of place we are trying to create in this
>> community. I would see this as something that would be brought to the
>> attention of all participants from the onset of their involvement, probably
>> as part of the 'signing on' process.
>> As I said at the time, I would prefer to see something that describes the
>> 'type' of place this is, rather than a formally listed set of rules.
>> My opening gambit (as a kernel that could be expanded on) was:
>> "Discussion is the cornerstone of a project like this and the sharing of
>> viewpoints is crucial, as is understanding and accepting that many views
>> will differ from your own. By all means debate rigorously and defend your
>> view point stoutly, but avoid abrasive dialogue and personal attacks. Give
>> leeway to people who do not have English as a first language. Pause before
>> taking insult, and pause before responding. There is a difference between
>> robust discussion and steamrollering. Civility is paramount. Manners cost
>> nothing; we are all capable of self-moderation, and of being aware of our
>> conduct."
>> To my mind it can only be a good thing to have clarity regarding the way
>> people are expected to behave here.
>> Dave.

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