Giles Bowkett wrote:

> I think the only question worth thinking about here is how do we make
> damn sure that whatever the hell is wrong with the Rails community
> never becomes a problem for us.


Exactly.

Part of that will mean self-policing.  When someone on the list decides 
to unload with the vitriol, the rest of us need to step up and insist on 
some basic maturity.

That doesn't mean people can't or shouldn't point out weak arguments, 
unsound ideas, bad code, etc, just that being nasty is self-serving and 
  bad for the Ruby community.

-- 
James Britt