On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 03:01:29PM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Sep 2014, Ron <ron@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > The discussion of humor in such contexts usually seems to involves jokes
> > > about minority groups. Are jokes about your minority groups funny? If
> > > so can you give us some examples?
> > http://xkcd.com/306/
> > http://xkcd.com/424/
> > http://xkcd.com/456/
> > http://xkcd.com/797/
> > Unless we're no longer a minority group ...
> > And yes, not everyone might find all of those equally funny.
> > I welcome that diversity.
> Obviously my previous message wasn't clear enough.
> The discussions about "humor" concern members of one group making "jokes"
> about members of a less privileged group. For example if a woman makes a joke
> about men or a non-white person makes a joke about whites then it's not a
> problem. But the reverse would be a problem.
> The XKCD comics aren't a problem when another DD cites them (we can make jokes
> about the group that we are members of) and aren't inherently problemmatic
> because Randall is a member of the broader geek community.
> Now if Barak is going to advocate for an exemption to the CoC for "humor" then
> I think he could start by giving some examples of jokes that he would be happy
> for people to make about his religion/race.
Humor is personal.
Which means something funny for one person is not allways funny for other persons.
There is much more in life that is personal. Please accept that.
Asking / demanding to the respect a personal view/joke/expression
is the subtle difference between accepting and respecting.
I do accept that people find the e-mail thread with
Subject: Re: Code of Conduct complaint about Linus's comments at DC14 :: Respect
I'm in doubt how to respect it. I tent it is about saying to others
that they should say other things.
On second thought:
I do want the power to say to others that they say should something else.
Have fun with _my_ humor.
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