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From Anil Vijendran <>
Subject Re: Forming an opinion
Date Tue, 23 Jan 2001 00:33:04 GMT
Geoff Soutter wrote:

> JDD said essentially the same thing, it's weird, on one hand I hate to see
> people getting upset but on the other hand I can't see how we can provide a
> kind of "virtual padded room" where we can prevent people getting offended
> without seeming very autocratic.

I share your sentiments on this. I feel weird continuing this crap too but I'm
at my wits end trying to put an end to this sort of stuff.

> Any ideas how we can effectively deal with opinionated people without
> muzzling them?

Its not that someone is opiniated that bothers me, its how it is conveyed.

For example I have no problems if someone says that the way class reloading is
implemented in Tomcat 13.42 sucks and why it is bad but not something like: "you
obviously are clueless about classloaders, you haven't looked at jserv. sigh!
why don't you just pull the code from there?!" Or for that matter, "you claim
you are a PhD but you haven't done any research on template engines." I'm
paraphrasing here but you get the idea...

Peace, Anil +<:-)

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