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Re: rampant offtopic and offensive posts to debian-user

On 18-May-07, 15:41 (CDT), Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote: 
> Frans, Cord, Martin, Pascal,
> I'm writing the listmasters because reading debian-user has become
> nearly unbearable for me (one of the sadly few DDs who bothers to read
> our user lists) due to volume and offensiveness/repetativeness of
> offtopic posts there. I've in the past threatened to leave -user
> entirely, and I have in fact moved a lot of my attention to providing
> support on forums.debian.net[4], but I would prefer that Debian
> articulate a policy of not tolerating this kind of behavior.
> Out of 2861 posts to -user this May, 407 (one in seven) have been labeled
> OT.[1][2] Their content has included jems like these. Anyone who has spent a
> while on the internet can probably fill in the surrounding mega-threads[5]
> from these excerpts.
> [examples deleted]

Ban them all. None of that crap belongs on a Debian technical list. No
amount of technical input can compensate for the hostility and stupidity
that those kind of posts promote.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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