Peter Palfrader <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, MJ Ray wrote:
> > Posting a simple mail like "I can't predict why we might want to move
> > it, but it seems like a possibility we should leave open and yes,
> > ftp-master was a symbolic name, but isn't the best one now. Please use
> > the new symbolic names." a few messages back might have stopped this.
> It also isn't accurate. The name was changed for the very reason that
> upload place should be uncoupled from archive maint place, for the few
> times where ries does go down. It was proposed when this happened last
> time, a few weeks back.
Yes! ftp-master isn't the best symbolic name for the upload place now!
If someone can predict why we might want to move it then fine, by all
means change the message to give the reason. The above advice remains
good in general terms.
> Just because *you* don't get it doesn't mean it's stupid.
Indeed, but if several DDs didn't get it and were even willing to
brave the typical debian email abuse to query it, that may mean it was
confusing. Confusing is not the same as stupid and it could have been
clarified without all this heat. (*I* got it, BTW.)
Hope that explains,
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