Re: Toward a more civil techwr-l community

Subject: Re: Toward a more civil techwr-l community
From: Sandy Harris <pashley -at- storm -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2002 11:16:25 -0400

Dick Margulis wrote:
> Gentlefolk,
> I have a suggestion for those who would like techwr-l to
> remain a civil community; Don't respond to provocateurs.

"Don't feed the trolls" is the standard form of this excellent

On some lists, and some topics, flaming them to cinders is
appropriate. It isn't here; read Eric's rules.

In any case, while this may be amusing and/or cathartic,
it doesn't accomplish much.

> This is not an original thought or a new tactic. I'm
> just reminding folks that pushing back encourages bullies
> just as much as running away does. Both give them the
> attention they seek. Simply ignoring them is the only
> way to transform them. Responding to them in any way
> is like voting for politicians: It only encourages
> the bastards.
> Just don't do it.

See also this FAQ on mailing list etiquette:

and various documents about usenet news found in
the news.announce.newusers newsgroup, especially
Emily Postnew's etiquette guide. Most of these
apply equally well to mailing lists.

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