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Paranoia and criticism, how it was meant and how it is taken

Nov 14, 2009, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"I have seen 'rational' Linux users who can say they like a distro, find pro's and con's about it, even if it's one of their favorites and move on along to the next topic.

"Then I see the users who feel they must emotionally attach themselves to one distro and do everything they can to promote, 'sell' and otherwise defend in the face of "criticism" every chance they have.

"Let's talk criticism and what's "fair" and "unfair".

"To say " X distro SUCKS!" is what most people would call "unfair" criticism. it doesn't provide reason or rationale and is designed primarily to evoke strong emotional responses. Typically used by 'trolls'."

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