[Hpr] Harassment

venant at protonmail.ch venant at protonmail.ch
Mon Dec 16 16:33:26 PST 2019

this kind of escalation seems to be common lately. let us not allow it to invade... our community is one of inclusiveness, and i have not seen the contrary, except for a brief spaceman/vulgarity moment. i feel we were civil in that instance, and we can remain so now. realize that tone and tact are left to be interpreted by the reader. paul was offering a positive thought in my opinion, while it may have been heard as callous to jason. i still have no context with this incident, so the discussion is of harassment in general. this has many connotations to us all.
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On Dec 16, 2019, 16:30, Jason Scott wrote:

> 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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