[TAG] [lg-announce] Linux Gazette #171 is out!
lynx at luchs.at
Thu Feb 4 13:50:35 MSK 2010
On Feb 04, 2010 at 0336 -0500, Ben Okopnik appeared and said:
> On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 07:36:47AM +0000, Thomas Adam wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 06:42:18PM -0500, Ben Okopnik wrote:
> > >
> > > [shrug] No one is forced to read past any specific point. Reading and
> > > _then_ complaining gathers you no roses.
> > Yeah; why, you're absolutely right -- constructive feedback can be seen as
> > complaining I suppose when you're personally involved. Oops.
> "Tainted". "Bye-bye any decent image".
> *This* is your version of constructive feedback.
> Is this supposed to be funny, or is there something in your water?
I think Thomas' comments are a part of constructive feedback. I don't
think that the comments were meant to be insulting. Let's try to step
back a few steps and don't see every posting as a direct personal
We have a precedent here. We have no strict editing policy (we may have
some rules, but we do not have a complete code of conduct for editors).
The same is true for submitted articles. Personally I liked Rick's
article, but I do understand that it leaves people wondering where the
connection to Linux is. The text may have been better positioned as a
back page or launderette material or whatever. It's moot to discuss what
should have been, we can't change it and we currently create more
content that cannot be changed with hindsight (this is the TAG list,
What we can do is to think about setting up more rules or a proper
policy for article content and the editing process. This is an entirely
different discussion and doesn't belong to this thread.
What I already know is that every author and every editor must stick to
his or her words. #171 is out and mirrored, people will read it. You
cannot change that. So please think about #172 and not about how #171
could have been different. We're not ready for time travel yet. :)
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