Re: Flamewars & Why pedantic spelling is good.
Craig Sanders <email@example.com> writes:
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 03:52:12PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Craig Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > wrong. like "howto", "zonefile" has been in common usage in its field
> > > for several years. in fact, it has been in common usage longer than
> > > "howto" has.
> > Several people have already pointed out that, in fact, DNS documents
> > always say "zone file" and not "zonefile".
> yawn. you're wrong. again.
So give a citation.
> > In this case, there is a good reason to aim for consistency across
> > Debian, and instead of participating in that effort, you're doing your
> > level best to scuttle it.
> no, i'm not.
> i'm just pissed off by trivial bug reports about bugs that aren't bugs.
> only a few years ago, this kind of thing was frowned on in debian and
> referred to as Bug System Terrorism. these days it's acceptable.
Except this time, unlike in the past, it was extensively discussed on
And since one of the things considered "frowned on in debian" is your
own vituperative and abusive emails, I don't think you really want to
try appealing to what is commonly deemed appropriate. Or is it only
other people that are supposed to be held to public standards, and you
should be permitted to spew garbage wherever you please?
> some of them were legitimate spelling errors, and by themselves i would
> have just left them on the todo list. moronic complaints about
> "zonefile" and "usenet" just pissed me off, however, and presaged a
> flood of even more moronic bug reports.
So, did you fix the others?
> has there been a change to policy that i don't know about? are we all
> now subject to MZ's idiosyncratic spelling?
It was discussed on debian-devel. For some reason, you only post to
debian-devel in order to fill mailboxes with hatred.