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kylemittskus wrote:Then he/she shouldn't have. He/she should have made a point to say that stealing is wrong. My mom told me that and she never lied.
While I agree with you that RamyB needs to be told off by someone in authority, think of it this way. I'm only using this example because you mentioned your mother.
I have a toddler. My toddler (shockingly) does things wrong sometimes. Sometimes she talks back to me in public (a HUGE no no in our house). Sometimes she disobeys me...in public. Sometimes she throws tantrums...in public. But I don't correct her in public. I pick her up and take her somewhere private, because it's between me and her. Even if she disobeyed me in public. Even just around family. Always in private.
Now you might say, but RamyB is a man and not a baby. True, but you are still treated with respect (even if you don't deserve it) as an adult. Ever been fired from a job in public? It doesn't usually happen like that. You get taken to a private office. Ever been reprimanded by your boss or teacher in public, even if you were clearly in the wrong? Its humiliating and counterproductive. I'm not saying *ALL* public reprimands are bad, I'm just saying, Woot tends to err on the side of respect whether it's deserved or not. While I would like as much as the next person to see RamyB go down flaming, he's still a human, misguided and terrible as he might be. Woot rejected his design. That's all that matters. We don't need a public lynching.
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sogj wrote:Now you might say, but RamyB is a man and not a baby. True, but you are still treated with respect (even if you don't deserve it) as an adult.
This is where my disagreement begins. Not everyone gets respect. It's not an inherent right.
As far as the public reprimand: someone needs to be made an example of and I can think of no one better than one of the two most blatant cheaters to ever curse woot with his/her presence.
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