Who made the law?

Lyle webmaster at cosmicperl.com
Tue Sep 4 20:42:06 BST 2012

On 01/09/2012 11:04, Tom Hukins wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 06:47:47PM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
>> Where is the usage policy of #london.pm IRC channel.
> Hi, sorry I'm a little late to this therad.
> Thank you all for the constructive discussion.  I'm going to think for
> a while before making a decision on this:  I want to avoid rushing
> anything important.  I'm happy to listen to everyone's thoughts,
> either on the list, privately, or in the pub on Thursday.

There should of course be rules. Because as we've all seen, common 
decency is all too easily forgotten in this dehumanised form of 
communication. I've no need to remind people of my experience with LPM. 
The abuse I received for enthusiastically asking questions, which led me 
to retaliate and make inappropriate jokes, left both myself and LPM 
looking bad.

Mark's rules look good, but the most important thing is that these rules 
apply to EVERYBODY. Not, "these are the rules for this list... but us 
regulars are allowed to be as abusive as we like". Otherwise this list 
will continue to bear all the hallmarks of a corrupt foreign state.


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