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Old 06-04-2022, 10:49 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by hazel View Post
Why do people confuse online with the real world?
To be fair, pointless petitions or other protestations of good intent have always existed and continue to exist both on- and offline.
OTOH, sometimes an (online) petition (or in fact any list of signatures) can make a difference. Your home country gives a striking example, or more recently Finland => NATO.

Some online action might even help to protect children from violence, but by itself that statement is so broad as to be almost meaningless.

Originally Posted by Ser Olmy View Post
Because, you see, there's a slight difference between discussing a real-world problem in an online forum, and believing that merely posting in online forums somehow equates to participating in solving a real-world problem.
Old 06-07-2022, 05:13 PM   #17
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Thank you for making the distinction more clear.

Originally Posted by Andy Alt View Post
If anyone is wondering, at this time I don't actually have any code planned for the repository.
btw, I should correct myself here. It contains markdown code.

And earlier today, a friend suggested that I change the license from MIT to CC0. I thought that was a good idea, and so I did.
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@Andy_Alt, I pass no judgement on you or your endeavor. I appreciate when people genuinely want to make the world better.

But here are my thoughts on this:
- GitHub is a software collaboration platform, not a political platform (especially when software isn't involved). Just because someone else does it doesn't mean you should follow suit.
- I tend to not like to participate in things like this, because often they're some sort of trap that can be sprung in various ways.
- I don't think adding my name to a petition is very beneficial; as in, it really doesn't go anywhere.
- If I do participate in a good deed, it's typically helping in my local community. I volunteer time to my local food shelter, and I have participated in ramp builds, where we help people with accessibility issues in their homes. Wife and I have also considered fostering and maybe even adoption.

Good luck with your project.



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