Re: rampant offtopic and offensive posts to debian-user
On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 11:02:21AM +0300, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Sun, May 20, 2007 at 11:57:42AM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Joey is, I believe, referring to a healthy level of off-topic
> > discussions on *any* list, not to creating a specific area for
> > "off-topic" messages. For the messages to be "social lubricant", they
> > need to be *interspersed* with the on-topic discussions in a way that
> > doesn't detract from the discussions.
> I already answered this on d-u, but I was misunderstood so I'll try
> IMHO forcing people to take off-topic discussions out of the forum (read
> Debian community) is not good. Debian is based on volunteers and for
> some contributors (yes, answering questions is also a way of
> contributing, so you - the DDs - don't have to do this here) the
> community might be the thing that keeps them here rather then some other
> project or FOSS in general.
They don't have to take it away from the Debian lists... They can always
discuss on debian-curiosa if they so desire. Just don't let the
off-topic discussions pollute the other lists.
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