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Re: Pumping Gas in Oregon (WAS: Re: Osama Bin Laden Take Over List!)

On Tuesday 22 August 2006 17:21, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Hal Vaughan wrote:
> > On Tuesday 22 August 2006 10:30, Marcelo Chiapparini wrote:
> >> It could be possible to use this list for what was created: Debian
> >> related questions *only*? the rest of the world will appreciate this
> >> very much...
> >
> > C'mon.  Give everyone a break.  Some of us have no life at all, so
> > arguing about pumping gas is the highlight of the week.  You don't want
> > to take that away from such people, do you?
>     Besides, as is brought up every time someone whings about off-topic,
> this is Debian User.  We're users of Debian.  While being users of Debian
> it does not follow that all we will talk about is Debian, just most of the
> time.

I'm fairly sure the precedent for a wide range of topics on this list far 
predates my 7 years on it...

>     Furthermore (not to you Hal) I find it mildly Ironic that anyone from
> Brazil would worry about what other people are doing on a mailing list. 
> When Brazil decides to crack down on its own prolific black-hacker
> community and widely open spam relays is the day anyone from Brazil can say
> anything disparaging to people who are at least mildly on topic in a
> mailing list.

Hear, hear!

Paul Johnson
Email and IM (XMPP & Google Talk): baloo@ursine.ca

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