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Re: Some Comments on Sexism in #debian

On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 12:09:59AM +0000, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > Have a brain please? I was not talking about the technicalities of
> > whatever one does on IRC... Last I looked, Debian's world domination
> > plan did not include censorship.
> Censorship is entirely appropriate when it comes to maintaining some
> decorum in a forum such as IRC.  Just as it is appropriate to forcibly
> remove people in a (physical) public forum who are being disruptive and
> refuse to stop.

[Posting to debian lists is like hitting your head against a brick wall. It
feels good when you stop - so I will after this one]

Yes, ok, but I wouldn't call it censorship... more, a type of 'policing'.

We're not going to 'kick/ban' them, then stop them talking on lists, then
storm their house and take their computer now, are we? We're not going to
contact local gangs and have their tongues removed?

This simply boils down to me, and David over there having a difference of
opinion about what we're talking about. It'd be a lot simpler if we both
acknowledged each others point of view, and moved on, but no, we're all
pig-headed twits who won't back down (myself not exempted).

Mike Beattie <mike@ethernal.org>                      ZL4TXK, IRLP Node 6184

    "Sometimes I think that the surest sign that intellegent life exists
   elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."

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