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How to assume good faith

The chain of assumptions to make if you assume good faith might go like this: The thing was probably your mistake. If it wasn’t, then it was an unintentional defect. If it wasn’t, then it was the act of someone with more information than you acting correctly. If it wasn’t, then the person was acting in the belief they were correct but with imperfect information. If not, then they were inexperienced. But whatever the explanation, in the unlikely event you ever find out, don’t assume it was an act of intentional malice
Communities only thrive when participants choose to assume good faith in every interaction.

You feel slighted by a comment on a mailing list, or a forum post has failed to be moderated live. How should you react? A recent exchange on a user forum caught my eye, one that’s typical of many user interactions with open source communities. Someone…

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This was kind of eye-opening. I'm not sure I believe all the fact claims, but it's good for understanding what Donald Trump thinks he's doing and why his opponents have consistently misunderestimated him.

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David and Doc Searls invented social media. This article he presents from Gabriella Coleman resonates like The Mythical Man Month and Cathedral and the Bazaar, or David's own Cluetrain Manifesto. I see us in it.

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