Re: Encouraging participation (was: Re: What's the plan for the user guide?

On Fri, 2006-02-10 at 15:18 +1030, Clytie Siddall wrote:
> On 08/02/2006, at 5:13 AM, Shaun McCance wrote (in conclusion):
> > Also, I know it's become popular lately on Planet Gnome
> > and desktop-devel-list to be hostile and accusational,
> > and to call things stupid and call people names.  But I
> > will not have it on my list.
> Thankyou, Shaun, I support this strongly.
> During a discussion (on another list) of barriers to participation  
> for new volunteers, both male and female, I received a large number  
> of personal emails stating that hostile, accusational and belittling  
> behaviour was extremely off-putting, and had resulted in the writer  
> not participating on the lists and in the projects where it occurred.

Here here !

How about a GNOME niceness charter, something like the Wikipedia Neutral
Point Of View ? Well, not really, but I've been following several
mailing lists since I started contributing, and I find many attitudes
worse than counter productive.

That said, most people are very very nice.

Love, Karderio 

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