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Re: List behaviour, was Re: [chat] Is this Us?
- To: slug-chat@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: List behaviour, was Re: [chat] Is this Us?
- From: "Gnuthad" <slug-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Oct 10 00:06:02 2001
- Reply-to: slug-chat@xxxxxxxxxxx
Mate, did you have to flame me as well? That was such a vicious flame
that I felt the heat from where I'm sitting!
On 9 Oct 2001, Adrian van den Dries <az@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> I think most people are aware that the IT profession suffers somewhat
> from a bit of a gender imbalance. It is one thing to joke about the
> matter in a generic way (as the cartoon that Craige posted did), because
> then the ladies who do grace us with their presence can joke with you
> (by virtue of being "in" on the joke).
> But your post was distasteful, off-topic, and dangerous. You turned the
> joke onto a subset of our group, (a subset to which you obviously do not
> belong) rather than the group as a whole, using a politically-sensitive
> topic, the effect of which could possibly be net-loss to the group.
> We want to welcome as many people as possible to the group, not alienate
> I think *at least* an apology is in order. I for one am sorry for such
> remarks being uttered.
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