On being welcoming

Niels Möller nisse at lysator.liu.se
Fri Dec 18 15:29:56 UTC 2015

ludo at gnu.org (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> It would be a missed opportunity if, once again, this behavior is
> quietly excused.

If you are offended on a mailing list, or you see someone else being
offended, I strongly recommend that you start with a *private*
complaint, hoping for a *public* apology. 

That reduces the risk that the apology either drowns in an inproductive
flame fest, or becomes impossible due to personal prestige invested in a
public debate.

Only if the private approach doesn't work out, consider escalating the


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