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Re: rampant offtopic and offensive posts to debian-user

On Fri, May 18, 2007 at 06:42:48PM -0400, Greg Folkert wrote:
> I guess you'd rather see the OT posters go away. There are about 30 of
> us. Though, I "got the hint" with Neil Sumner reporting me to the DPL,
> after I told him to STFU, in worse words than that.

> Though he had been including me in *EVERY* correspondence, with "gee you
> are MUCH better at handling conversation than Greg Folkert. I sure hope
> everyone isn't like him." After a few messages like that, coming to me
> provately, I basically kept telling him to stop sending me private
> mail... which he didn't. I exploded on him publicly. My bad, I
> apologized and moved on.

Congratulations on managing, in 6 short paragraphs, to take a thread about
off-topic postings and divert it to something unrelated.

> I believe that since OT has become a BIG problem, self-moderation or
> "thinking/re-reading" before *you the sender* send is a much better
> option than banning people.

The listmasters only have control over one of these solutions.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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