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  • I just wish that it had been ignored quietly, rather than turned into a meta-thread on module-authors, and having it publicized here where you draw attention to it.
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    • Bad behavior isn't discouraged by ignoring it, and community standards aren't established unless people speak up against bad behavior. I'd rather have a community with a reputation for policing itself instead on one that tolerates everything.
      • Bad behavior isn't discouraged by ignoring it

        Doesn't that depend on whether the goal of the bad behavior is to get attention?

        standards aren't established unless people speak up against bad behavior. I'd rather have a community with a reputation for policing itself instead on one that tolerates everything.

        Here we agree wholeheartedly. I feel that the benefits to discussing how we, as a community, should deal with a challenging situation outweigh the costs of publicizing somebody who might just want attention.

        • >> Bad behavior isn't discouraged by ignoring it

          > Doesn't that depend on whether the goal of the bad behavior is to get attention?

          Not at all. It's not attention they are after, but a certain sort of attention. If your kids do something bad to get attention, are you going to ignore it because they are doing it to get attention, or are you going to give them the sort of attention they don't want?

          Letting people do bad things just because they want attention only encourages people to do more bad things because they know they can get away with it.