Sometime earlier this year, there was a post from a Stack Overflow manager who initially thought her SO team had behaved unprofessionally to her, but, on later review of her messages (and some IM's), found that was not so.

I'd like to find that post so I can refer others to it as it was a great example of how technical differences can be seen as an attack where none is meant.

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    Why in the world is this down-voted so much? It definitely seems like a legitimate question.
    – Script47
    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 15:31
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    I have made a list to ease these kind of searches. Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 19:55
  • In this case though, they'd need proper search - and well, some idea of what roughly to look for. Commented Dec 14, 2019 at 0:46
  • The HTTPS version in case it doesn't redirect. Commented Dec 21, 2019 at 18:36

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It's probably this famous blog post by Sara Chipps:


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    That is indeed the post. Thanks a lot :-)
    – Paddy3118
    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 15:08
  • I used it to apologise in the Python community where there was a lot of discussion about a language change. discuss.python.org/t/…
    – Paddy3118
    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 15:34
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    I know of other communications that was misinterpreted as an attack... Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 20:36

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