[Osmf-talk] [HOT] [hotosm-membership] Re: Code of Conduct Reminder

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Fri Dec 15 22:06:38 UTC 2017


In English it would be okay to say you hate a thing, it is not okay to say
you hate people or a group of people. What was said was completely
inappropriate because of that difference.


On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 1:03 PM, nebulon42 <nebulon42 at mailbox.org> wrote:

> While the user's statement was inappropriate I think that this
> particular sentence had a bit of a colloquial touch. In German you could
> also say "Ich hasse ..." (I hate ...) in a sense of a sigh to be
> unsatisfied with something. Naturally, this cannot be conveyed through
> an e-mail and might or might not be the case. Cultural differences might
> be at play here.
> I can also understand Brian insofar that as software maintainer you
> essentially get no thanks but are constantly asked why this or that does
> not work like the user expects it or why this or that is missing. On
> openstreetmap-carto the most often opened issue is "Why is the rendering
> for x missing?" or "Please add x to the map". There are situations where
> you react with "enough of that" to a small trigger.
> Am 2017-12-15 um 19:43 schrieb Dale Kunce:
> > This is not an effort to
> > curb free speech but instead to build a positive collaborative space to
> > discuss.
> I believe you, but sure you know that there have been a lot of
> accusations and maybe also conspiracy theories about that particular
> topic in relation to HOT. An outsider like me cannot easily decide what
> is and what isn't true, but I'm still concerned. So you get touchy
> reactions to such a statement like yours along the lines of "hey, they
> want to suppress/censor us". While that is a bit far fetched apparently
> a lot of people are over-sensitive these days. So maybe everyone should
> be extra-diplomatic until this over-sensitiveness goes away again?
> Michael
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