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Re: Bug#150551: ITP: wmcoincoin -- Stupid dockapp for browsing DaCode sites news and board

On Fri, 21 Jun 2002, Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@bluecherry.net> wrote:

> And this has what exactly to do with wmcoincoin though?  We're talking
> about a self-described "stupid" dockapp whose primary feature seems to be
> the added convenience of one-click trolling on a particular website.  The
> thing is someone's idea of a joke, and while I'm sure users of that
> website think it's rather amusing, the rest of the world doesn't see the
> humour.

I'm glad to see you equate yourself with "the rest of the world". Users
of freshmeat find "appindex" useful (I guess, I don't). Users of thousands
of others specialty web sites find thousands of others specialty clients
useful. And, users of some french site seem to find a wmdockapp useful -
at least two of them. What makes the software you use important enough
to be in Debian?

> But compressing the packages files with a better
> compression program doesn't mean we have an excuse to put basically
> useless crap in the archive because someone thinks it's funny to put it
> there.

He thinks it will be useful to be there. Its chief use is amusement, true.
I see nothing wrong with programs meant to amuse (f-b, moon-buggy, fortune).
If this program brings joy to its users, and the developer dedicated the time
to develop it, and the packager developed the time to package it, what makes
their amusement less important?

> <Knghtbrd> JHM: I'm not putting quake in the kernel source
> <Knghtbrd> but we should put quake in the boot floppies to one-up
>            Caldera's tetris game..  ;>

I don't usually quote signatures in my reply, but this was somehow

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