[CCWG-ACCT] Civil Discourse

Chris LaHatte chris.lahatte at icann.org
Mon Apr 20 09:38:21 UTC 2015

During the last month a number of people have commented to me about the
recent tone has some posts. It is important when we debate these issues to
concentrate on issues and not personalities. It is easy to get distracted if
there are personal comments about another contributor, which can sometimes
lead to a trail of discussion on the problems between the individuals rather
than the more important work. I have noticed such comments, and would ask
contributors to think carefully before they criticise another person, or
even use humour about that person. In my experience cross-cultural humour
can be a risky course and not always understood by the recipient. I am
always ready to discuss matters with individuals who feel concerned, and try
to resolve these by mediation techniques. Such contact will always be


I am happy to discuss this with anyone.




Chris LaHatte


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