Thursday, May 11, 2006

play nice

How to stop flame wars with a single phrase - apparently, if you remind posters on forums, blogs and mailing lists that "everybody needs a hug", it deflates the tensions that give rise to flame postings. Though you'd probably need to change the reminder every so often, it's a great idea.

(Spotted on Joel's Reddit.)

3 comments:

Joe said...

Or the tried and trusted alternative of crushing and killing all your enemies. That works too :-). I'm normally a touchy-feely person, but certain mornings exterminating your opponents is simply preferable.

Yvonne said...

That's what computer games are for, isn't it?

Joe said...

Game? Oh, yes... game... Of course, he said, hiding the suspicious bin-bag-wrapped package and stained hacksaw blade... Game...