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On The Kindness of Strangers

Ben Lovy on November 11, 2018

I am consistently impressed by the respect on display here. What's the secret sauce? I've never come across another online community, technical o... [Read Full]
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I think it is mostly because dev.to is still relatively young. Most of the active members want to to support the idea of dev.to, which is having an inclusive and accessible community.
Maybe as it keeps growing it might get the same problems. However, as long as toxic communities have homes elsewhere they are less inclined to move to a new place.
But I think size and platform scope is a major factor. For example, if dev.to would expand to include topics like religion or politics there is a fair chance that toxicity increases.
You only need 1 broken window which left unattended can bring the whole thing down.

 

Very good point - here's hoping we keep the focus

 

I think a big thing is how like-minded this community is. Whether you're a developer, designer, student, entrepreneur, hobbyist or tech addict, there's always something to talk about, debate and discuss. Even when you're a stranger (like me to you now), we have something huge in common. Tech!

 

The answer is simple: We're all bots here.

All jokes aside, I wonder that myself. Dev.to is such a healthy community; perhaps too healthy. There has to be some greater power that keeps everyone in check. Illuminati confirmed?

 

Do you want Skynet? Because that's how you get Skynet.

 

I hope this kindness stay here forever!!

Also after reading this post, i think this kindness is causa everyone has common interest: 'programming' - plus everyone here wanna be a professional programmer.

Regards

 

I hope this kindness stay here forever!!

Also after reading this post, i think this kindness is causa everyone has common interest: 'programming' - plus everyone here wanna be a professional programmer.

Regards

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