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

Clint Chaplin <clint.chaplin@gmail.com> Mon, 19 April 2021 17:57 UTC

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Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:57:09 -0700
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Subject: Re: What's the alternative to "snarling"?
To: Christian Huitema <huitema@huitema.net>
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In a different context, the observation was made that in order to get good
art, you have to tolerate and/or support bad art.

On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 9:38 AM Christian Huitema <huitema@huitema.net>
wrote:

>
> 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
>
>
>

-- 
Clint Chaplin
Senior Principal Standards Engineer
Samsung Research America