Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Wed Jun 16 11:15:44 BST 2010

On 16/06/10 18:10, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 16 June 2010 08:54, Basil Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au>  wrote:
>> Very shortly after I received your private message - and I thank you for
>> posting your concerns publicly here as I asked you to - I also received
>> a message from Alan Pope, Ubuntu Community Council, (whom I do not know)
>> telling me to stop posting "inappropriate text and news to...Sounder".
> I didn't 'tell', and asked politely.

Of course, you were very polite about stating to "stop posting.....".

>> I must have missed something, but I don't recall having read something
>> to tell me what is appropriate and what is not inappropriate to be
>> posted in the offtopic forum called Sounder.
> The sign up page for sounder links to the Code of Conduct, and I've
> also sent you a link to that document and the mailing list etiquette
> page. You may not have seen them before, you have now.

I have indeed now read the references which you sent me while I was 
having my dinner, and the only thing which I now see which I contravened 
by posting the other messages other than the one which SpaceGhost 
complained about are those which fell outside the, "The /sounder/ 
mailing list should be used for discussion of subjects of general 
interest related to Ubuntu, linux, open source or software in general."

>> Our country's current minister for communications, and whatever, is
>> trying to push onto our internet users a filter, which the ISPs are to
>> install, which would filter out all sorts of things just like the
>> article I posted a reference to. One of the URLs which this proposed
>> filter will filter out is a URL for a dental practice in our northern
>> state of Queensland because....nobody really knows, even the poor
>> dentist doesn't know but because his URL is in the "blacklist" any
>> person who tries to access his site will be stopped from doing so - and
>> that person will be visited by the "authorities" for trying to 'access a
>> porno site' or some such.....
> This is an international community and whilst the proposed internet
> laws of one country may be interesting to citizens of another, this
> article really wasn't an appropriate way of illustrating your point.

Please, why not?

Surely such a matter is of interest to all users of internet and users 
of all versions of all operating systems.

What I find rather puzzling is that there is nothing in that article 
which is of an offensive or obscene material about which 'SpaceGhost' 
obviously complained.

Nevertheless, in the future I am sure that any post which may be posted 
to this mail list will contain nothing but sanitized and more than 
innocuous, bland, humorless, material which will get this mail list 
"a-grooving and a-mooving along" :-) .

I certainly shall keep this in mind.

> Cheers,
> Al.
Kind regards,


Those who hold and those who are without property have ever formed distinct interests in society.
                                            James Madison

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