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  • I wasn't defending either side in that exchange you originally referenced. I thought they both acted badly.

    The blog author did many "piss off people on IRC" things, mostly by not getting to the point in a simple manner. The other folks on IRC were just straight up jerks, no doubt.

    I try to be polite on IRC. If someone is irritating me, I try to simply stop dealing with them, as opposed to abusing them. I'm not sure I always succeed.

    On the note of not liking the person you were become, one reason I stopped hanging out in #perl many years ago was because I realized I was acting like a dick (just like everyone else in the channel). I didn't really like how I was acting, and I realized I simply needed to leave the channel.

    Nowadays I only hang out in #moose(-dev) and #tpf, all of which are pretty polite, constructive channels.

    • While I don't want to single anyone out in the reply to that thread, I'll just say that your reply is what made me go back and reassess my opinion of that post. Thank you.

      Also, the guy has other interesting posts on that site. Well worth reading, if experience with foreign cultures piques your interests.