Recent Web Standards Frustrations & Constructive Suggestions

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I have to admit that sometimes standards work can be annoying and frustrating. There are misbehaviors that I've tired of and I'm unsure how to reduce their occurrences in the future.

Normally when something (like a standards discussion) provokes such a negative emotional response my first assumption is that perhaps it's me, not the apparent source. Maybe it's something about my context that may be contributing: the day, recent unrelated experiences, etc.

So I braindump into a text file, I write a draft reply, save it, and wait. A day. A few days. A week. I sample time series emotional data. More often than not upon delayed re-evaluation, the negative emotional responses decrease, decay, or outright disappear. The braindump/draft has served its purpose to process the emotions without propagating them, leaving only rational criticisms to rewrite in a constructive form.

But sometimes, there's little or no change, which to me means that yes, there's a problem. And sometimes the problems pile up. So here's a brief list of recent frustrations, without links to specific examples (for now), to at least bring up the problems:

In an attempt to provide a glimmer of positivity, here's the logical complement, the constructive suggestions (which I'd love feedback on how to improve so they're more well practiced).

Are these constructive suggestions helpful? How would you improve them? How can we better teach them to folks that are new to standards development?