So with all this “sickness” in the community, what can “I” do about it?
1- Be awesome to each other. I heard that phrase at Linux.conf.au and it stuck. I should set myself a high bar.
2- Don’t excuse non-awesome behaviour in others. I might not think some behaviour is all that bad, while someone else does. There is no call to stand up for some behaviour that I think shouldn’t be criticised unless I think that behaviour is awesome. See point 1.
3- Speak out about bad behaviour when the opportunity arises. No need to make a big thing about it - that would be feeding trolls. Just “Please don’t bully”, and then get on with business.
Very occasionally, someone needs to “make a big thing of it”. It helps me remember point 1. I hope that never needs to be me…
Joseph Pingenot October 09, 2014 16:18
I’m not sure you’re using the right word there in #1. I cite the Ultimate Reference, <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Galen Johnson October 09, 2014 20:39
+Wil Wheaton put it best…Don’t be a dick.
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