[OT] Debian mailinglists [was: RE: Debian or Ubuntu?]

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Wed May 21 16:56:21 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 01:20 -0500, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> Beware, this is /exactly/ what killed off the Libranet linux mailing
> list. 

Wasn't the reason for the death of the Libranet list the death of
Libranet as such?

Anyway, if all the knowledgeable guys [1] should become unhappy because
every time they post an offtopic message, they are bitched at, that
can't be good for the list either.

I mean, I posted around five thousand messages to this list trying to
help people, and very rarely a wildly offtopic one - it happens. I
rarely ever get a "thanks" from the people I helped, and I generally
don't mind. As soon as I post an even mildly offtopic one, someone is
always quick to complain, and that just might make me mind at some

>  Next the frequent contributors will start thinking they should
> have the ability to have political leanings in their .sigs!
> Heavens, what next?

If you take a look at the the sigs that are actually posted, I think you
will find that the regulars have usually none or harmless ones. The sigs
that I must try hard not to complain about usually don't come from the
frequent posters. And you know what, I complained once on the list and
once in private; given what I have to read in those sigs, I think I'm
doing an amazing job ;) and I just think other people could cut some
slack, too.

[1] I'm not saying that there aren't others of these than those who
participated in the list

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