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Jenny S-T ([personal profile] jennyst) wrote in [personal profile] ira_gladkova 2011-11-04 04:26 pm (UTC)

I wish there were more ways of saying, of adding as a disclaimer on every post I write, so that no-one can possibly miss it, that I give constructive criticism because I care. I love how much the OTW and AO3 have done already, and it's a huge achievement.

I don't want to "boot" people or "destroy" things. I want to do the fine-tuning, to make more improvements, both at the fundamental levels of root causes that feed into other things, and in the details. I want to encourage our volunteers, who work so hard in their own time, and I want to care for those who have been hurt. We can't be perfect, but we can be better.

Pretending that we're perfect hurts people. Criticising people hurts people. Discussing how to get better is hard work, but worth it. It works better when we can criticise ideas rather than people, and when we can do so in clear words that don't distract from the meaning by being inflammatory.

I want to share the skills I have, both technical and management. I want to learn, and I want to help others to share their skills. I want to have fun together, as well, and it's all too easy to lose sight of that in a heated discussion like this.

Thank you for all you do for the Org.

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