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  • I personally also felt uncomfortable with the whole strip part. Both because of the strip itself and because of the wrongly applied peer pressure. I was glad that many clapped hands when one of the guys went back to his seat. I just hope he also felt that we applaud his move.

    I believe that if there was a woman in the group of people who were supposed to compete the whole stripping idea would have not come up but still it was not a good idea.

    I am embarrassed that I did not stand up and protest the competition.

    While the conference has a certain non-commercial feeling it is still a professional conference. The fact that we go and drink beer in the evenings does not mean during the day we also have to behave as it was just party.

    I am really glad that in the end the "is my bitch" T-shirt was outbid for next years conference. I personally would not like to wear such shirt any time. Neither in the conference nor after it.

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    • I'm embarrassed that I caused the "is my bitch" thing. Some things (like buying the ismybit.ch domain) seem like a good idea on IRC...

      Maybe I should just have stopped at telling the history of that running joke in my lightning talk, and not add the domain name to the auction. Especially since there was a .cpan.org domain that was also sold. Many thanks to brian to have come up with great ideas to kill my stupid one.

      Regarding the T-shirt design, I misunderstood what was supposed to happen. I thought we were

    • I was glad that many clapped hands when one of the guys went back to his seat. I just hope he also felt that we applaud his move.

      I was on stage in this situation. In fact, I was the first one to step out of it. Did people applaud? I honestly don't remember. There can't have been too many. All I remember is that a lady friend, who was in my group there, told me I did the right thing, for which I'm thankful.

      The reason I stepped out, is simply that I will not be bullied into humiliating behavior.

      It is a joke gone out of control.

      I am really glad that in the end the "is my bitch" T-shirt was outbid for next years conference. I personally would not like to wear such shirt any time.

      Agreed. In fact, I did a bid on brian d foy's idea, simply to block the "is my bitch", er, design.

      I can't