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RE: Java vs. Perl from the CB

by merlyn (Sage)
on Nov 13, 2000 at 18:23 UTC ( [id://41307] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Java vs. Perl from the CB (no CB log included)

I just want to say that I'm offended immensely that my comments from a casual conversation where I don't think too much about what I say have now been recorded in perpetuity as a node for people to comment on and challenge.

We have all agreed not to maintain public logs of the chatterbox. I thought I was speaking in a safe environment, and would have spoken with more care and thought had I known I was going to be publicly logged.

I demand this node be removed, as it violates the "no public logs of the chatterbox" rule.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

Update: I'm not objecting to my specific comments in this log, but rather the principle of violation of "no public CB logs". Had jptxs asked for my permission to post my comments, I probably would have been happy to give it after a quick review. As it is now, jptxs has violated a public agreement, and I demand accountability for that.
Update 2: Thank you for removing my comments. And I hope this little scuffle brings us to an explicit understanding about the rules of operation. vroom will have to arbitrate the rule as to the permission for public logging, and I will live with his decision to permit public logs or not.

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RE: RE: Java vs. Perl from the CB
by bastard (Hermit) on Nov 15, 2000 at 04:59 UTC
    I've been around a while, and remember at least the last public CB logging discussion. Put simply, there was no "rule". Perhaps a "guideline", or "general agreement", but no rule. And to the original poster's credit (of this thread) I don't remember them being on the site during that time anyway. How would you expect them to know the "rule"? I think that until recently everyone has asked about it before doing it(i may have missed something tho). In this case the inverse happened.

    If a "rule" does get created and written to an official node, i'll have to think a long time about it's contents. I like the community aspect of the site. I like how behavior on the site is not a documented process, but an unpredictable, evolutionary process, constantly progressing and regressing like a tide with each new wave of people.

    Remember that the new people who are participating on the site don't always know what guidelines of conduct the others have loosely agreed upon in the past.

    P.S.- Not all node posts are always "spoken with more care" either. Some would have been better off as chatterbox posts. :)