I can’t watch the sketch below without thinking about some of the Fedora mailing list threads that make me want to poke one of my eyes out.  If you listen closely I think they might be talking about package updates in Fedora ;-).


I found this sketch while researching thoughts on blog comments. I was struck by Chris DiBona’s 2010 Linux Collaboration Summit talk (about 7 minutes in) where he suggests simply banning trolls from your mailing list to re-route their rants to other non-project locations.

I wondered what others thought about applying that same concept to blog comments.  This lead me to an interesting article in the New York Times called Is this the right room for an argument? which included the hilarious sketch above.