[FoRK] Martin Wills -- Master Troll?

Gary Stock gstock at nexcerpt.com
Tue Aug 7 09:45:30 PDT 2012


On 8/7/12 12:29 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
> On 8/7/2012 9:21 AM, Gary Stock wrote:
>
> > Is FoRK ~intentionally~ open to subscription by ~all~ passersby?
>
> Yep. Historically it has worked out well.
Ouch.  That is ~incredibly~ disappointing.  But it explains some things.

> It is also intentionally publicly archived for all time, with all 
> editing/censorship requests denied.
That, at least, puts a bit of shame to some of the worst offenses.

But, it can not hope to fix the problem evolving at the moment.

> Everyone thinks their own tribe is special. Military, physicists, 
> entrepreneurs, surgeons, C++ language lawyers...
Imagining oneself special is forgivable.

Treating such self-granted "specialness" as permission to defile entire 
groups of strangers is not.  There's another word for that.

> you can't get too upset at people for being people.
Perhaps not.  But you can be upset by discovering that the quality 
control you reasonably would have expected, and relied upon, does not exist.

Thanks, Joe.

GS




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