[theme-reviewers] No More Private Off-listing Please (out of context)

Emil Uzelac emil at uzelac.me
Sun May 19 06:29:42 UTC 2013

This is becoming very awkward. Let's not start any discussion if we're not
planning to finish it, or listen what community has to say about it. What's
the point? We aren't making anything alone around here!
On May 18, 2013 11:40 PM, "Bryan Hadaway" <bhadaway at gmail.com> wrote:

> What does that have to do with the issue of people going off-list (from a
> community discussion) to agree or disagree with someone because they're
> afraid to do so publicly (the very point of this list)? How is that
> constructive, how is that not anti-community, how is that respectable?
> What this then becomes is politics, not community. I cannot be the only
> one that takes issue with this behavior? Ironically though, the problem in
> and of itself (which we're discussing) is that there very likely are people
> that do agree with me, but won't whisper a word of it publicly, which
> essentially invalidates an idea from being truly heard.
> Have you ever seen a standing ovation, I mean a genuine one? I've seen
> maybe one genuine one out the hundreds. But wait, we've all seen standing
> ovations, how can there be fake ones? Well, because the typical standing
> ovation works like this, a few passionate people stand up to clap, others
> follow suit and eventually everyone stands or else they can't see what's
> going on anymore.
> Conformity is easy and natural. Doing or saying as you really feel is an
> anomaly. That's why it's easy to suppress
> yourself and jump on the bandwagon to brush things off as stupid,
> confusing or just wrong like everyone else.
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