Two disruptive users on ubuntu-users

Shannon McMackin smcmackin at
Mon Jan 4 21:28:31 UTC 2010

Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk) wrote:
>> Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:
>>> On Mon, January 4, 2010 04:14, Michael Haney wrote:
>>>> I'm more concerned with the users who have this "you're a newbie and
>>>> don't belong here so I'm going to go out of my way to make you feel
>>>> unwelcome" attitude.  It makes our community look bad and
>>>> perpetuations a myth that the Linux community is made up entirely with
>>>> those kinds of people when it really isn't.   It takes just one bad
>>>> egg to spoil an omelet.
>>>> I won't name names but "you" know who you are.
>>> Agreed.
>>> That is yet another argument for an "online reputation manager" for the
>>> Ubuntu community. Such unwelcome attitudes hurt the "business" of Ubuntu.
>> I agree. Let's all see this as a learning experience. Ubuntu is about 
>> humanity. I am because you are. Or we exist because others exist. 
>> Therefore the way the community deals with issues of an anti-social 
>> nature reflects who we really are. Surely a way can be found to deal 
>> with juveniles, or underdeveloped egos without resorting to an us vs 
>> them, either/or mentality? I think the two poor souls need to say a 
>> thousand Heil Ubuntu's and seriously speak to that penguin inside.  This 
>> is really not the distro for combative politicking, nitpicking and 
>> trolls. Maybe if they did some community service? What have they 
>> actually contributed to the community?
>> DRL
>        Please, read the heading on this list. It says exactly:
>   Ubuntu-users technical support, not for general discussions.
>          This is a general discussion so it should not be 
> allowed on this list!
> 73 karl
I'm sure your history of daily blogs on this list and your perpetuation 
of this thread qualifies as technical support?

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