[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 [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.

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
> point.
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
the discussion.
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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