[theme-reviewers] Why the bias?

Rahul Bansal rahul.bansal at rtcamp.com
Tue Feb 15 19:45:08 UTC 2011

*Warning - This is an off-topic reply! ;-)*

Otto, thanks for the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jury_nullification

Things like Jury_nullification are not allowed in India.
Anyway, glad to see a solid reason for differences between our viewpoint!

Our understanding of whole situation is fundamentally different and I guess
we will never reach any mutual agreement. Atleast not this time... :-|

Rahul Bansal | Founder & CEO | rtCamp Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Skype: rahul286 | Twitter: @rahul286 | Web: http://rtcamp.com/

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 12:47 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 1:07 PM, Rahul Bansal <rahul.bansal at rtcamp.com>
> wrote:
> > Otto, you must have felt bad because of Satish's attack on WPTRT but I
> feel
> > your following statements is equally irresponsible...
> >
> >> the ability for any reviewer to completely disregard any given guideline
> >> for a review if they choose to do so.
> I disagree. Theme review should not be a mechanical process.
> Guidelines are there to guide, not to enforce. Rules that cannot be
> bent or broken are useless and unfair to everybody. The principle of
> "zero tolerance" is morally unsound at best, and downright unethical
> and inhuman at worst.
> Humans judge. We're good at it. We do it all the time. Rejecting that
> principle is wrong. Human beings cannot be, and should not be,
> excepted to behave like robots.
> > This is like leaving it to the jury to make judgement based on their
> > personal choice rather than law & order of the country.
> Yes, in point of fact, I am a firm believer and proponent of the
> principle of jury nullification. I will not enforce "laws" that I
> consider to be unjust. I have said so, in court, under oath, on more
> than one occasion. I have flat out told a judge that I would be unable
> to follow any orders to the contrary on that point too. Needless to
> say, I'm usually able to get out of jury duty. ;)
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jury_nullification
> -Otto
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