badvocate

n.

  1. A zealot or radical, as contrasted with a true advocate. That is, one who displays eir own ideological purity at the cost of convincing people of eir belief.

This is when you either pass or fail the zealot/radical test. If you are an advocate, you want to convert someone. You speak to them on their level, you don’t sneer at them, and you give them good reasons why they should hear you out. And perhaps, sooner or later, you get them to (at least partially) agree with you. —Robin Miller, “How to be a Free Software zealot”

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