Linked by David Adams on Fri 17th Dec 2004 18:20 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Editorial The real heart of open source lies in its potential to be greater than the sum of its parts, the capacity to leverage the talent and abilities of an entire community of developers and users who are striving towards a common goal, according to an editorial at Linux Insider.
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On the rudeness of internet bulletin boards
by Mulligan on Fri 17th Dec 2004 19:15 UTC

It's everywhere, no matter what the topic. It just goes with the territory. You can always find smaller forums where people are not having flame wars, but if you go to the bigger ones, they will inevitably attract trolls, etc. This is the internet today. Besides people, if you hang out regularly at THIS site, I would assume you are immune to trolls.