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Re: Craig Sanders

On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 02:04:21AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> I just received violently abusive email from Craig Sanders, who said
> that it's wankers like me who are ruining Debian, and used a variety
> of expletives to make his point.

and as is proper for such a message, i sent it privately so as not to
bother people who don't give a shit about it.

i call it like i see it. you're a wanker. you're also a whining
contemptible loser.

> I don't think this is tolerable behavior.  Craig is free to hold
> whatever beliefs he wants, and if they are hostile and rude, that's
> fine with me, but when he emails me, they are no longer acceptible.

aww, diddums.  the big bad world is too harsh, make it go away.

> We've all seen this email before; we've tolerated it so far.  But I
> don't think we should.  Craig does not confine his abuse to private
> email, but he posts it to public forms.  

pot. kettle. black.

who was it who bounced private mail to a public forum?

i repeat, you are a posturing wanker. your sole purpose in "debates"
is not to achieve anything constructive, it is to preen and posture in

> This in itself is bad enough and casts an extremely poor image on Debian.  

yes, it does, doesn't it. you really shouldn't be so willing to infringe
copyright like that. it reflects poorly on debian.

> I will not be accepting further email from Craig, and anything he does
> send me I will simply forward on to whichever public forum seems to
> match the content of his message most closely.

like i said, if you don't want to receive any message from me then
the onus is on you to NOT send me inflammatory crap which requires a
response. while i'm more than happy to have no further correspondence
with you, it's a bit much to expect that i'm going to honour your
request when you follow it up with several subsequent messages.

> Something should be done, in my opinion, to tell developers that
> abusive email of this sort is simply never acceptible.

yeah, sending private email to a public list is not acceptable. for one
thing, it is a gross infringement of copyright. for another, the rest of
the people in the list don't give a shit and don't want to see it.

no regards,


craig sanders

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