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

nebulon42 nebulon42 at mailbox.org
Sat Dec 16 09:18:17 UTC 2017



Am 2017-12-16 um 01:04 schrieb Christoph Hormann:
> On Friday 15 December 2017, Kate Chapman wrote:
>> 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.
> A bit of general advise regarding cross cultural communication - not 
> targeted at anyone in particular:
> It is always a good idea to not think and argue in absolutes when it 
> comes to assessment of behaviour, especially if it is about behaviour 
> through which people communicate their feelings.
> That people are communicating in English here does not mean in any way 
> they agree to conform to an American or British understanding of what 
> is and is not acceptable behaviour.  I know this is much easier for 
> non-native English speakers to accept but since this is an 
> international cross cultural project i think this is something also 
> native English speakers need to accept.

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