Forking (was Ubuntu Under Attack)

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Dec 28 21:03:42 GMT 2005

Eric Dunbar wrote:

> On 12/27/05, John <dingo at> wrote:
>> Eric Dunbar wrote:
>> > This is a great thread in the questions is raises, BUT IT REALLY
>> Moving a thread from one list to another is never a good idea because
>> 1. Probably, many existing participants are not on both lists
>> 2. People on the new list but not on the old won't have seen the context
>> 3. For those on both, it has little/no effect on the volume of their
>> email, but will cause problems with threading, filtering maybe including
>> killfiles, and their recalling what went where.
> The most important thing was to raise awareness of the participates
> that non-problem solving type stuff really doesn't belong on the
> "real" list and that sounder was a good place to move the discussion

You're still wrong.  It was, in Mike's opinion, a problem with the distro. 
Imo, there are still issues - like why an MTA has been removed before the
fix supposed to make it unnecessary exists.  These _are_ "problem-solving
stuff", and your insistence that it doesn't belong on ubuntu-user is just
more unhelpful noise.

Besides which, if those who feel so strongly about it aren't _on_ the other
list, you trying to move the discussion there is only going to make them
feel even more that you don't care about their issues, and they still won't
sign up...

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