Re: What's the alternative to "snarling"?

Christian Huitema <huitema@huitema.net> Mon, 19 April 2021 16:38 UTC

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Subject: Re: What's the alternative to "snarling"?
To: Leif Johansson <leifj@mnt.se>, Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com>
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From: Christian Huitema <huitema@huitema.net>
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On 4/19/2021 8:51 AM, Leif Johansson wrote
> ...
>
>> 19 apr. 2021 kl. 17:25 skrev Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com>om>:
>>
>> On 4/19/21 11:16 AM, Leif Johansson wrote:
>>
>>>> That way, they can learn to snarl like the rest of us :)
>>>>
>>>> Keith
>>> Or we assign tasks to old-timers so they can learn not to.
>> In other words, they can spend all of their time politely explaining in detail why proposals are Bad Ideas, instead of getting useful work done.
> Point to where the useful work will be done if we don’t stop this.

I think that Leif has a point. Treating new comers politely may take a 
bit more time in the short term than just telling them to go away with 
their bad ideas, but welcoming more participants in the IETF will 
definitely get more work done in the long term.

-- Christian Huitema