On May 2, 2006, at 5:11 PM, Ray Saintonge wrote:
wants to join that community, they have to learn the
jargon. Even the most welcoming communities work this way.
Yes, communities do have their jargon, but a welcoming community helps
guide the newbie through the jargon. In the absence of a welcome they
just go away.
Okay, so we tell newbies what "cruft" means and that we don't mean it
as an insult to them.
connotations does "cruft" carry other than something
being low-quality or otherwise worthy of deletion?
The connotation that anything contributed by the person who put the
material there is worthless.
How? "Cruft" refers to the content in question. I've contributed
cruft. I have never taken it to have that connotation, and unlike
many of us here, I have participated in AfD quite a bit in the past.
Philip L. Welch