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]: Wait, WTF?
by Gullible Jones on Mon 25th Mar 2013 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Wait, WTF?"
Gullible Jones
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2006-05-23

LOL @ "attention whore." Sit back and think for a minute about what you just called her, please. Then tell me if that wasn't a bit messed up.

Edited 2013-03-25 16:19 UTC

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RE[3]: Wait, WTF?
by Kochise on Mon 25th Mar 2013 16:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Wait, WTF?"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

LOL @ "This is public. It's not the place for dick jokes."

Do you really believe so ? Were only coders' jokes permitted ? I bet several other people around the theater were having private conversations during the lecture, perhaps even some making some dirt jokes, BUT! no one decided to make such a big noise and joke-gate about it.

Ever heard of something called the real world outside of your cubicle ? Humans are humans, there was no reasons to go thermonuclear on this, PyCon ain't Afghanistan's hills.

Kochise

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RE[4]: Wait, WTF?
by Gullible Jones on Mon 25th Mar 2013 16:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Wait, WTF?"
Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

I think Richards' response was overkill, but yes, I also really think that telling dick jokes under the circumstances was stupid and inappropriate.

Anyway that's not the issue at this point. The current issue IMO is the response from the community, which has been ridiculously over the top, and mostly one-sided, as exemplified by your ad hominem post above.

Think about it. If Richards were a man, would you have used that term "attention whore?" Would you have found need to insult her character?

Edited 2013-03-25 16:51 UTC

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