Suggestions for some KDE default options

Thomas Zander zander at
Tue Dec 13 05:35:15 GMT 2011

On Tuesday 13 December 2011 05.59.14 Anders Lund wrote:
> On the other hand, being rude and patronizing towards a frustrated user
> trying to fix things does not help anyone either. Even if the suggestions
> are not well thought out, they are not posted here in a desire to be
> harmful, rather in a desire to use KDE software.

I want to comment on this meme that I've seen floating around for quite some 
time. The idea that since the user probably has clean motives, we should 
overlook bad behavior.

This is an idea that is very dangerous and should be killed.

KDE is a meritocrazy; we allow people in our midst based on what they can 
accomplish and how good they contribute to our projects. We judge people on 
their accomplishments, in other words.

The suggestion to overlook bad behavior is therefore completely the opposite 
to our ideas of what makes KDE tick. A person that is insulting to other 
peoples accomplishments, and has no accomplishments to show of their own, is 
someone that thus breaks down our community.
Or more directly; Ingo ok-ed a message into our core list that killed the 
motivation of quite a lot of people that I call friends and colleagues.  I 
don't like that, I wish they be treated better.

Just because a person tries, maybe even shows a desire to be helpful, doesn't 
mean (s)he gets to put down others.  We are not a charity where being needy is 
the way in. We are not a church where forgiveness is the way in.
We are a meritocrazy where personal accomplishments are the highest 

Have a nice day :)
Thomas Zander

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