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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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Ibrahim Cesar

I have one that I wrote a simple article asking for a price cap. In the article I had written about alarms and other situations… Well, people patronized and suggested the alarms anyway- I think they even not have read what I wrote. And not only in the text but a lot of times on Twitter. They jump to conclusions and start to “educate” the other person.

I tried to talk about the “trillion dollar paradox” of Cloud with the authors and they simple dismissed as “not the case”. Maybe the Global South of the World doesn’t matter to people living in America.

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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦 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".