[Hpr] Harassment

Paul Quirk paul at pquirk.com
Tue Dec 17 10:08:50 PST 2019


To paraphrase Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Let me never fall into the vulgar
mistake of dreaming that I am being harassed whenever I am contradicted."
Your assumption that I have never been harassed is patently false and adds
no value to this conversation.

On Mon, Dec 16, 2019, 6:30 PM Jason Scott, <jason at textfiles.com> 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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