Re: First Call for votes: General resolution for the handling of the non-free section
On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 05:27:24PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Craig Sanders <email@example.com> writes:
> > the point, for those of you to stupid to work it out for yourselves
> > even after being told TWICE what it is, is that it makes a very nice
> > suggestion that it would be good if people just shut the fuck up
> > about this subject. that's it.
> I guess it's been decided that Debian doesn't care to stop the
> bullying and outrageously abusive language.
> If someone spoke like this in my class, they would be asked not to
> If someone stood up in a technical conference and spoke like that,
> they would be ostracized, and security would escort them out if it
> were repeated.
in a class or a conference the idiocy that provoked it would not have happened
- or, more precisely, would not have continued for month after month.
in a class or conference, the kind of spitefully moronic pedantry that occurs
on debian lists every single day would not be tolerated. it would be laughed
out of the place within minutes of the first cretin trying it.
alas, that doesn't happen on mailing lists. instead, it goes on for weeks or
months until it pisses somebody off enough to finally say something about it -
unfortunately triggering another round of pedantic frothing-at-the-mouth by
wowser-imitations scoring cheap points whining about the swearing.
ps: i may swear from time to time (whenever i feel it is appropriate AS IS MY
RIGHT), but at least it is grammatically-fucking-correct swearing.