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reply "Iain Buclaw" <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
Rather off topic but amusing source of information just to 
lighten up the attitude of some.  I'm sure everyone here probably 
relates vaguely to at least one of the characters - which one are 
you? :o)

http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com/


Regards
Iain.


On Monday, 9 September 2013 at 14:02:42 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Being direct isn't helpful either, as it just causes more 
 flames and
 provocation.  I think it is generally well agreed here that 
 attacks
 and derogatory terms of any kind are not welcome, but this does 
 not
 require any form of moderation other than a gentle reminder.

 With respect, if you wish your posts to be taken seriously and 
 your
 posts to have a more "adult" air to them, then using tired and
 somewhat immature terms such as "Visual$, Windoze" etc is not 
 going to
 achieve that.  You do not need to use an insulting tone to 
 promote D,
 and using such terms only makes you look bad.

 Of course, some of us (myself being included as pretty big FSF
 advocate) like the GNU/Linux way of doing things better, but as 
 they
 say, there's more than one way to cook a goose. Do we really 
 need to
 treat people disrespectfully?


 Regards

Sep 09 2013
next sibling parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 04:48:29PM +0200, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Rather off topic but amusing source of information just to lighten
 up the attitude of some.  I'm sure everyone here probably relates
 vaguely to at least one of the characters - which one are you? :o)
 
 http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com/

Thanks for the link! I had a good belly laugh at some of the Flame Warriors, especially since they are very pertinent to some of the recent exchanges. :) T -- My program has no bugs! Only undocumented features...
Sep 09 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Joseph Rushton Wakeling <joseph.wakeling webdrake.net> writes:
On 09/09/13 20:05, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 Thanks for the link! I had a good belly laugh at some of the Flame
 Warriors, especially since they are very pertinent to some of the recent
 exchanges. :)

<risky question>Who do you think is who? :-)</risky question>
Sep 09 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 08:08:05PM +0200, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
 On 09/09/13 20:05, H. S. Teoh wrote:
Thanks for the link! I had a good belly laugh at some of the Flame
Warriors, especially since they are very pertinent to some of the
recent exchanges. :)

<risky question>Who do you think is who? :-)</risky question>

I think I'll refrain from answering that, lest I add fuel to the flames. :-P T -- "Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes." -- E.W. Dijkstra
Sep 09 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Russel Winder <russel winder.org.uk> writes:
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Sep 09 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Joseph Rushton Wakeling <joseph.wakeling webdrake.net> writes:
On 09/09/13 20:17, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 I think I'll refrain from answering that, lest I add fuel to the flames.
 :-P

... the forum-fu is strong in this one ... ;-)
Sep 09 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 07:36:56PM +0100, Russel Winder wrote:
 On Mon, 2013-09-09 at 16:48 +0200, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Rather off topic but amusing source of information just to 
 lighten up the attitude of some.  I'm sure everyone here probably 
 relates vaguely to at least one of the characters - which one are 
 you? :o)
 
 http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com/
 
 
 Regards
 Iain.

I do worry that there is a bit of gender stereotyping going on, it would have been nice if they had challenged that with their characters as well as poked fun at flamers and trolls.

I sense me a Pinko here... *runs and hides* ;-) T -- "No, John. I want formats that are actually useful, rather than over-featured megaliths that address all questions by piling on ridiculous internal links in forms which are hideously over-complex." -- Simon St. Laurent on xml-dev
Sep 09 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent "Joshua Niehus" <jm.niehus gmail.com> writes:
<-- sycophant (wishes he was an Ent)
Sep 09 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 9/9/2013 7:48 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Rather off topic but amusing source of information just to lighten up the
 attitude of some.  I'm sure everyone here probably relates vaguely to at least
 one of the characters - which one are you? :o)

 http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com/

The only way to win an internet flame war is to not play. -- speaking from experience
Sep 09 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent "Gary Willoughby" <dev nomad.so> writes:
On Monday, 9 September 2013 at 14:48:30 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Rather off topic but amusing source of information just to 
 lighten up the attitude of some.  I'm sure everyone here 
 probably relates vaguely to at least one of the characters - 
 which one are you? :o)

 http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com/


 Regards
 Iain.

http://xkcd.com/386/
Sep 09 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh quickfur.ath.cx> writes:
On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 01:56:00PM -0700, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 9/9/2013 7:48 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
Rather off topic but amusing source of information just to lighten up
the attitude of some.  I'm sure everyone here probably relates
vaguely to at least one of the characters - which one are you? :o)

http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com/

The only way to win an internet flame war is to not play. -- speaking from experience

Well, it's either that, or survive long enough to invoke Godwin's Law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law But by then, probably too much damage would have been done. :-P T -- "You are a very disagreeable person." "NO."
Sep 09 2013
prev sibling next sibling parent "deadalnix" <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 9 September 2013 at 23:26:02 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 01:56:00PM -0700, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 9/9/2013 7:48 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
Rather off topic but amusing source of information just to 
lighten up
the attitude of some.  I'm sure everyone here probably relates
vaguely to at least one of the characters - which one are 
you? :o)

http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com/

The only way to win an internet flame war is to not play. -- speaking from experience

Well, it's either that, or survive long enough to invoke Godwin's Law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law But by then, probably too much damage would have been done. :-P

Godwin law has been invoked on me in the past for suggesting that opinion should be based on measurable fact rather than emotional reaction. If you really want to see it somewhere, you'll see it.
Sep 09 2013
prev sibling parent Nick Sabalausky <SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> writes:
On Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:56:00 -0700
Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> wrote:

 On 9/9/2013 7:48 AM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Rather off topic but amusing source of information just to lighten
 up the attitude of some.  I'm sure everyone here probably relates
 vaguely to at least one of the characters - which one are you? :o)

 http://www.flamewarriorsguide.com/

The only way to win an internet flame war is to not play. -- speaking from experience

Who knew the "WarGames" movie was *really* about flame wars? :) It's subtext, I tell ya!
Sep 09 2013