[Hpr] Harassment

Jason Scott jason at textfiles.com
Mon Dec 16 15:30:11 PST 2019

Spoken like someone who has never really been harassed.

On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 1:34 PM Paul Quirk <paul at pquirk.com> wrote:

> At some point, those who are being harassed need to recognize the fact
> that they have the power to ignore their harassers and recognize that
> engaging with certain personalities that conflict with your own as a
> complete waste of your time. Just go on doing what you're doing; life's
> too short to not have fun, and I for one think that we should all
> consider that perhaps those who are harassing others have their own
> personal issues to deal with. If you think of your harasser as a 5 year
> old brat who never grew up beyond the playground taunts, it becomes much
> easier to dismiss them as such. Seriously though, mental illness is a
> big issue in today's high paced, highly competitive, stressed out and
> drugged up world, and often finding compassion for those you feel are
> harassing you can lead to a long term sense of well-being. That's
> another two cents from me, I'm almost up to a nickel now. :)
> On 2019-12-14 10:52 a.m., lostnbronx wrote:
> > When you think about it, it's surprising we haven't had this problem
> > before. Unless we did, and it just wasn't brought to light.
> >
> > Can we assume the harassment source was from within the community, and
> > not just from random trolls on the Internet? I think removing email
> > addresses of hosts is a great first step, at any rate.
> >
> > A CoC would give the admins the power to act without having to seek
> > community consensus on every incident. It would also provide clear
> > guidelines for community members and admins alike regarding how to
> > behave, and what will happen if you don't.
> >
> > It makes me sad that we need this, but I guess we were overdue.
> >
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