[OSM-talk] Hitting reset on talk-au

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Wed Jul 13 20:44:03 BST 2011

On 7/13/2011 2:58 AM, Nic Roets wrote:
>> Steve has
>> made one post making a considered overview of an ugly situation and inviting
>> discussion ... a proper course of action for the founder of our project to
>> take.
> Michael,
> If you carefully read Steve's post, you will see that some people may
> find it insulting. For example he is belittling Etienne's efforts.

Far from belittling, I've elevated his efforts to a direct threat to the 
project in my mind.

>   He
> expresses a dislike of pseudonyms which may bring into question his
> motivation(s) for "resetting" the list.

I hadn't really thought about the pseudonym thing until a while ago when 
someone sent around the 'poisonous people' talk video done I think at 
google. One of their very first points is to note that trolls usually 
use pseudonyms and if you can stop that then things can get a lot better.

Personally I'm very libertarian and would otherwise support using 
pseudonyms. But sadly when it reaches the limit case where essentially 
every troll is a pseudonym it's hard to justify it anymore.

>> I personally hope you (David) will also calm down, withdraw unwarranted
>> personal insults and consider apologising.
> +1
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