[uf-discuss] inappropriate behaviour (was: Discussion of public domain declaration template usage)

Dimitri Glazkov dimitri.glazkov at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 06:17:36 PDT 2007

To me, the issue was not about freedom of expression or lack thereof.
It was about putting a damper on a bilious jackass attitude and
behavior. I doubt the actual topic of discussion was in question.

Yeah, we all could probably benefit from a good social behavior class
(ok, I can't _really_ speak for everyone) , but personal insults,
insinuations, and conspiracy-mongering are clearly out of line.


On 8/2/07, Ben Buchanan <microformats at 200ok.com.au> wrote:
> > > Once again, there is the impression that microformats fora are being run
> > > by an unelected cabal, using arbitrary, personal interpretations of
> > > vague and unwritten "rules", applied with no sense of even-handedness.
> > > Still, I suppose that's easier than actually addressing the governance
> > > and rights issues which I and others have raised.
> > Apparently they travel in black helicopters too
> I don't think we should make light of this point. I've heard several
> people cite this impression as the reason they don't contribute to
> microformats. If we can't address the problem then I don't see how we
> can attract and retain active members.
> More than once I've observed unresolved discussions cut off with a
> post saying "wiki updated, issue closed". So, why would someone take
> time out of their day to contribute to a discussion if they expect to
> be ignored?
> To put it another way, if the core group is going to do as it pleases
> regardless of community discussion, why are the rest of us here?
> The core group is not a defined/invited/elected group so it's not like
> a W3C discussion list, where people understand they are giving
> feedback but will not be involved in the final decision. The
> expectation was that everyone could contribute, but that's not how it
> actually feels.
> I am not trying to be troublesome, I am expressing a genuine concern
> about this community. I don't think it serves anyone's purpose to
> ignore what many people feel is true.
> The informal approach worked well when the community was new and
> smaller, but now that it's ramping up it doesn't seem to be coping.
> I'm not claiming there's an easy answer, but we should start by
> accepting there's a problem.
> cheers,
> Ben
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