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Article about hostile feedback having a dispiriting effect on open source developers.

https://medium.com/@thejameskyle/dear-javascript-7e14ffcae36c#.k9k5mjty7

The comments are the usual Team People Should Be Kinder vs.Team People Should Be Stronger. While I'm on the Be Kinder side, I don't expect either team to make a lot of progress. Also, I wonder what would happen if the Be Stronger team won-- would the world be a better place if people were unshameable?

Date: 2016-12-08 10:05 pm (UTC)
twistedchick: General Leia in The Force Awakens (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistedchick
Everybody knows hostility affects people. Everybody. Look around a playground for the kid who's being picked on, or the one who's being yelled at. Look at yourself when you have a hostile customer. What in the universe would make you think this is new or unknown?
Edited Date: 2016-12-08 10:06 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-10 06:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] noelfigart
Open source? As in, I'm doing this development project for free because it's interesting and I believe in it?

"Grow a thicker skin and work for free so we can be mean to you."

This doesn't even remotely make sense! The people who are all about toughness are supposed to be all about what in it for them, aren't they?

Some people's children...

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