[Osmf-talk] Enough is enough: disinfecting OSM from poisonous people

Simon Ward simon at bleah.co.uk
Tue Aug 10 20:34:05 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 06:29:31PM +0100, Andy Allan wrote:
> Finally, I think that although the big issues are demonstrating that
> we have a problem, it's all the little things that are most wearing.
> So my concrete suggestion, is for someone more eloquent than me to
> make a handful of guidelines for the mailing lists. Here's a starter:
> * Assume good faith
> * No conspiracy theories
> * No grandstanding
> * If you've made your point already, you don't need to tell us all again
> * Nitpicking doesn't help you or anyone else
> * Learn to live with the reply-to setting. We're not changing it, no
> matter what your opinion is
> and so on.

I’d like to add “no ad‐hominem attacks” but in a positive way.  Maybe
“be courteous to others”?

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that works.—John Gall
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