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[_] Underscore, people's perceptions and recent unpleasantness

Jon Free jon at
Tue Dec 1 14:22:57 GMT 2009


On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Tim Beadle <tim.beadle at> wrote:

> I just wanted to point out that the recent thread involving
> recruitment "spam" has elicited the following comments on Twitter:
> "I recently popped into underscore again for the 1st time in years -
> saw it was as bad as I remembered and immediately backed away!"
> "'fraid I'm the same: "Ooh, forgot about Underscore...." ~opens
> browser~ ~reads abuse~ ~leaves for another year~"
> It wasn't that long ago that we tried (and it worked for a while) to
> foster a more pleasant list environment. I know the internet can bring
> out the worst in people (and sometimes the best, too), but whoever
> said "you wouldn't say that to someone's face" had it spot on.
> Let's not turn people away because we can't stop for ten seconds, take
> a deep breath and reconsider what we write.
> Peace, love, unity &c.
> Tim
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