Suggestions for some KDE default options

Anders Lund anders at
Tue Dec 13 05:48:59 GMT 2011

On Tirsdag den 13. december 2011, Thomas Zander wrote:
> 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
> achievements.
> Have a nice day :)

I don't suggest to overlook bad behavior, I suggest to meet it with dignity.


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