[hackerspaces] Thread to move: Hacking the Spaces

Matt Joyce mdjoyce at gmail.com
Thu May 14 05:53:10 CEST 2009

  The problem isn't with theory or discussion.  It's with people who don't
understand how to formulate arguments and present them in a fashion that is
courteous and respectful to all.  During the conversation regarding the
article Johannes published there was a sudden surge of ad hominem attacks
and general fallacy.  What's worse is that no moderator stepped in to
silence the deluge of crap mails.  Discussions are generally moderated and a
certain level of decorum is expected of all involved.  While I don't expect
debate rules and clear adherence to the rules of logic, I do expect people
to at least treat people as they themselves expect to be treated.

  If you would like a flood list that isn't concerned with having
discussions that's fine.  But I can assure you the vast majority of us on
this list will want no part of it.



On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 11:30 PM, Kris Gesling <krisgesling at gmail.com>wrote:

> I don't understand how attempting to have a discussion is childish
> bullshit. I also find it worrying when people are all against censorship
> until theres a view they dont support. Granted there were like 50 emails
> around the topic but now everyones had their say all thats left is another
> 100 about there being too many emails.
> If you don't want to read it then don't, I think clicking delete on a
> couple of emails is much easier and more open than some group of people
> having to moderate the entire list. How would we elect moderators anyway? It
> seems that there are some people, myself included, who liked the discussion
> so if they were allowed to moderate then the 'childish bullshit' would
> continue.
> I really can't believe the shit storm that has grown out of this but maybe
> its because im used to dealing with hundreds of emails a day already, I just
> thought this was a normal occurance. I don't see a theory list working as I
> don't know where to separate ideas, having children in the space for example
> will have both theoretical and practical implications.
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