sign post on the way to a more civilized web

Over on Creating Passionate Users there is an intense discussion taking place. Kathy, CPU’s maintainer, received a particularly noxious series of notes and images. Calling them depraved is being charitable. No one should be subjected to that kind of abuse. Fortunately, a great many people agree with that sentiment. Unfortunately, there are some who just don’t get it. It’s amazing to me that some people make it out of elementary school and don’t understand, or don’t care, about the damage words and images can do.

You need training and a license to drive a car unsupervised because they are dangerous and you could hurt yourself, or someone else. So how far away are we from requiring a courtesy test to obtain a license before being allowed to use the internet? People are getting hurt.

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