Does it really cost so much to be nice?
If you’re wondering why I’m posting this now, look at the comments on George Wright’s latest blog entry. Or on the post he references. I have my opinions on the issue at hand, but I’m not going to post them here – I have no wish to get dragged into this biting and scratching game.
What irritates me about the whole situation is the rudeness of people. This is just one example of it. KDE has its share of incivility, although less than most online communities. Really, the whole “I don’t agree with you, so I’m going to hurl abuse at you” thing just doesn’t cut it.
I’d like to point readers to an example of how to respond to people you don’t agree with.
And I’d like to post a pointed XKCD issue: