[OT] Debian mailinglists [was: RE: Debian or Ubuntu?]
Cybe R. Wizard
cybe_r_wizard at earthlink.net
Thu May 22 14:01:48 UTC 2008
Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at dantian.org> said:
> 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?
Well, the corpse /did/ lurch on until the demise of the distro but, no,
its death resulted from one of the head guys *cough*the son*cough*
beginning to censor what he didn't like. In fact, several of the real
helpers created an off-grid list which still lives today. They
graciously allowed me to join.
> 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.
Another cause of Libranet's list demise. The knowledgeable left.
> 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
BTW, thanks for the help you've given me on several occasions. Several
times you've opened my eyes, even when I haven't been participating in
As for OT, I don't mind it, am mostly interested in the discussions and
think they do more good than harm.
> > 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.
Yes, you are doing an amazing job. I admire your restraint. ;-]
Have I mentioned that I've gotten off-list flak from a couple of folks
for /my/ .sig? Amazingly, they thought of it as sexual!
Cybe R. Wizard -some people just don't get jokes
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