[Foundation-l] hiding interlanguage links by default is a BadIdea, part 2

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 20:14:26 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 3:37 PM, David Levy <lifeisunfair at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sue Gardner wrote:
>> Feedback is great, but it irritates me when people start using words
>> like "stupid" -- that's what I was responding to.
> Perhaps you misread the context.  Austin wrote the word "stupid" as a
> hypothetical example of nonconstructive commentary that should be
> avoided.  No one has hurled an insult.

Moreover "feedback" can itself be perceived as an insult.

Imagine that someone cleaning your office took your important
paperwork and dumped it in a bin.  You complain— "Hey we need that
stuff to be accessible!" and they retort  "Thank you for your
_feedback_. We'll consider it during our future cleaning plans".

We're not just providing feedback here. We're collectively making a
decision, as we've always done, thank you very much.

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