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Beer Swap (was Re: Volume on -devel)

Alright I can't not say anything anymore.  How can you justify limiting
non-developers by saying they add nothing pertinient to Debian
developement when you are participating in a thread that doesn't belong on
-devel? (UK get together)

Just because it is developers getting together doesn't make this list an
appropriate forum for it.  If the act of *being* a developer makes your
threads, regardless of content or pertinence, justified then the whole
list is a farce in the first place.


On Thu, 18 Mar 1999, Julian Gilbey wrote:

> Our esteemed ex-DPL Ian wrote:
> > -devel is too high volume, and has many posts from people who are
> > apparently lacking in clues.  I hope that these people (I won't name
> > names) are not developers.
> > 
> > I renew my call for -devel to be closed to non-developer postings.
> > 
> > Perhaps if -devel didn't have postings from nondevelopers we wouldn't
> > be so tempted to discuss things on -private when there is no need for
> > privacy.
> But the amount of material on -devel which falls into the category of
> "low-level flame-war" or "meaningless to-ing and fro-ing" by
> developers is, in my humble and subjective opinion, far greater than
> the amount of clueless stuff by non-developers.  And far more
> annoying.
> As an in-between suggestion, given that developers-to-be should be
> able to get involved in this list, is that potential developers
> register their interest as such and are then given permission to post
> to -devel.
>    Julian
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