Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 20:17 UTC
In the News "An incident at the annual Python developer conference has led to allegations of sexism, death threats, the firings of two people, and - apparently - multiple DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks." Absolutely bizarre.
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RE[2]: Overblown and beyond...
by Neolander on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 06:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Overblown and beyond..."
Neolander
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"Not playing the bully apologist, mind you, the actions subsequently taken against her were also completely excessive."

She pixxed & publicly shamed two people (without ever mentioning it to them) because she felt that their private conversation was insulting.

Seems entirely appropriate that a person like that was fired - I wouldn't want working with her, or have her as an employee.

Tons of people behave like douchebags on the web everyday, if we were to fire everyone who does that then I'm sure that the few that kept a job would subsequently join the crowd screaming about the western world's unemployement problem.

The reason why she got fired, DDOSed, and send death and rape threats among other unpleasant things, is probably that this time, the guy got fired. Which, again, shouldn't have happened if his employer was sane and well-informed. And which we could arguably say she probably wouldn't have asked for either. Though after reading the article linked by viviano about her personality, I do wonder...

Edited 2013-03-22 06:45 UTC

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