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.


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


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    That is indeed the post. Thanks a lot :-) – Paddy3118 Dec 13 '19 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 Dec 13 '19 at 15:34
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    I know of other communications that was misinterpreted as an attack... – P.Mort. - forgot Clay Shirky_q Dec 13 '19 at 20:36

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