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Discussion on: Are we pretentious and arrogant?

kurisutofu profile image

I think that's a good point, especially for the promotion.

When your higher-ups don't understand IT, I guess some people feel that by having a stronger opinion on something, it could pass for knowledge or intelligence.

dentych profile image

I think this could easily be one of the reasons. The IT companies have turned the community toxic, because of the continuous "best in class, rockstars, best programmer" mentality they put out when posting job offers.

I am even a part of a local (to my country) programmer group. Every. Single. Conversation there turns into a dick measurement contest. Contests which I am sadly joining sometimes, just to try to show these god forsaken know-it-alls that they are not always correct and should give space to others. It really doesn't work out or help anything, so I have kind of stopped. I don't know what to do by now. Stay here on :P