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Discussion on: This is what gatekeeping looks like in the cloud industry (or how to not be a reply guy)

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Author • Edited

I am uncertain if this is a US-centric mode of thinking or generational period of tech communication that was cultured between the 2000s-2010s.

I do remember this behaviour being the strived form for a Hacker News comment where having a well written comment that formally debated for dismantling articles on technicalities was important so you would receive lots of back-patting in hopes you would be ushered through the gates into senior tech status.

I would say at one point I believed this was something you would want to achieve but now I don't think or act like this anymore. I think the new term being used for this behaviour is "reply guys".