Question

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon Feb 24 21:37:49 UTC 2014


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Can I still be an opinionated blowhard too?

- --Bob.


On 14-02-24 04:35 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> Congratulations, Bob, you are now a list moderator. :)
> 
> Darcy.
> 
> 
> On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>
> wrote:
> 
> On 14-02-22 09:30 PM, David M. Pelly wrote:
>>>> I have a question to all you techies out there.
>>>> 
>>>> And it is not a Ubuntu question.
>>>> 
>>>> So I hope no one minds.
>>>> 
>>>> This forum is not overly busy with conventional use,
>>>> anyways.
> 
> It turns out people *do* mind.  Here's a message I received this 
> afternoon:
> 
>>>> @bobjonkman so after seeing the Skype
>>>> recommendations/cheering in the ubuntu-ca ML this weekend, i
>>>> unsubscribed :(
> 
> 
> The reason topical mailing lists exist is to focus interest on
> that one particular topic.  This is an Ubuntu mailing list, and the
> topics that are discussed are pretty broad. How to use MagicJack
> with Ubuntu, or how to install Skype in Ubuntu would be fair game.
> But getting recommendations for a proprietary, non-free,
> privacy-robbing service not even remote related to operating
> systems isn't one of those topics.
> 
> People are busy, but some make the effort to contribute to the 
> community anyway. When others don't respect that investment of time
> by knowingly and deliberately flaunting mailing list etiquette we
> get people dropping out. This person was a long-time contributor
> and participant, and the Ubuntu Canada team is made poorer by the
> loss.
> 
> --Bob, who is an opinionated blowhard but not a list moderator.
> 
> http://quitter.se/notice/2421258
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