[OT] Debian mailinglists [was: RE: Debian or Ubuntu?]
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
Wasn't the reason for the death of the Libranet list the death of
Libranet as such?
Anyway, if all the knowledgeable guys  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
 I'm not saying that there aren't others of these than those who
participated in the list
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