[OT] 20 years of linux

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sun Jul 3 04:44:38 UTC 2011

On 03/07/11 14:19, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-07-03 at 13:56 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 03/07/11 11:18, NoOp wrote:
>>> On 07/01/2011 11:35 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>> On 02/07/11 15:57, NoOp wrote:
>>>>> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/20th/
>>>> Is this now officially recognised that by simply adding [OT] at the
>>>> beginning of the Subject of a post to this list that one can post
>>>> "offtopic" messages in this list?
>>>> Oh, and provided, of course, such posts have some contents dealing with
>>>> software which may or may not affect Linux and /or a Linux distro.
>>>> If this is now an officially accepted practice then I would have liked
>>>> to have posted quite a number of messages drawing members' attention to
>>>> matters of interest as it may affect their, or friend's, use of a computer.
>>> ...
>>> Well you got me there BC. Y'all can killfile me&   my thread. Sorry for
>>> the OT noise.
>> Don't know what you are talking about, NoOp.
>> Don't be so paranoid :-) .
>> It was a serious question.
>> Sounder was removed for some flimsy reason and there is a need to be
>> able to post news of interest to members.
>> Does putting [OT] at the start of the Subject now provide an 'Offtopic'
>> sub-list to meet such a need?
> It "may" help, as long as we're not drawing too much attention to it, so
> we can skate a bit. :) Ric

I hated skating on any ice unless I knew that the damn thing was safe 
enough to skate on.

There is a difference where in the middle of some discussion there is a 
temporary sidetracking into "offtopic" matters - just like this 
"Fooking" province thing :-) ; I think that this is acceptable even 
though to some such a thing is an "abomination before the lord!" and it 
makes their teeth (false most likely) gnash.

On the other hand it is quite different to stick [OT] at the beginning 
of a new thread/subject/topic and have it considered as legimitate for a 
list when a perfectly adequate list which was specifically designed to 
handle offtopic subjects was removed.

Hence my question.


I guess reality is what you make of it.

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