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I was at the DC London burn out talk and found it not only a valid
issue to discuss, but a very difficult one to resolve because imho,
the control lies with the people causing the difficulty.
Greg mentions that we as a community need to see people as humans,
not opinions, when resolving conflict. I agree that that is really one
of the core issues. Of course it would help to have some guidelines
(note how I didn't use the word "process" ;)? ) about
how the Drupal community leaders would *like* conflict to be
But let's face a hard truth: some people can be jerks, and no
amount of rules will stop someone from being a d-bag.
What I took away from this podcast, and from that meeting in DC
London, was that we need to foster a supportive environment. We can
bring the water, and hope the horses will drink. We can keep spreading
positive feedback, thank yous, help, and hope it becomes contagious!
That obviously takes time. I don't believe there is any kind of
bandaid short-term solution for this problem. It's going to take
leaders from all over the community setting an example of good
conduct, and evangelizing that.
From where I'm sitting, this community is pretty dang awesome,
and I'd like people to remember that when they're getting
their underpants in a bunch. When they drop "bombs", I think
it just sullies their own good name, maybe I'm not alone?
Thanks for the podcast, I enjoyed it.
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