Don't be a jerk
Who am I?
- Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha
- BSc Compsci, BA Maths and Māori Studies
- One of the original Koha developers
- Working at Catalyst IT
- Hates video conferencing
See this? Don't do this
The world will be a better place: This is fairly obvious, but it bears saying anyway. The IT industry can be a hostile place, lets make it better not worse.
Stuff you put out in public on the internet is permanent, things you say now will be there for your future employers, significant others and friends to discover. There is no delete button for the internet.
People help nice people, people don't help those that offend them.
You don't have to publish everything
You can't win the internet
- Be polite: It never hurts to say please or thank you.
Trolls: There will be annoying people, don't empower them by knee jerk reactions to their statements. But do not let bad behaviour go unchecked, that creates a place no one wants to be.
Don't Assume: Assumption is the mother of all ....
- Remember no one is truly anonymous: Don't say anything in email or online that you wouldn't say in real life
- Follow the 3 step rule: Write, wait, delete or send
As in the rest of life, don't go out of your way to offend people. Try to avoid using loaded language, avoid all the isms. It's far better to be called politically correct, than be an offensive jerk.
17:07 psychokiller> can you give some advice on how can i install it ? 17:07 psychokiller> everything they 've told me is false 17:08 hdl_laptop> psychokiller: I donot think this is the way to ask for help 17:09 psychokiller> well I can be more specific 17:09 psychokiller> but I want to know if someone is eager to help me 17:09 psychokiller> because i have to switch to UBUNTU 17:12 toins> psychokiller: what's wrong ? 17:22 psychokiller> i followed the steps 17:22 psychokiller> and it didnt work
How not to ask for help
Beware of trolls
How to ask questions so you get an answer
- Do a search, try to find the answer yourself, if you can't find it, mention you tried to when asking your question.
- Don't ask to ask, just ask.
- State what you are trying to achieve, not just where you are stuck.
- Provide as much information as you can version number, OS, etc .
- If you don't get a reply, don't just keep asking the same thing.
Remember someone is always watching
Don't be a jerk
By Chris Cormack