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Re: rampant offtopic and offensive posts to debian-user

On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 11:51:17PM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> andreimpopescu@gmail.com (Andrei Popescu) writes:
> > 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.
> This ignores the repellent effect of allowing those rampant off-topic
> threads to continue. There are an unknown number of possible
> contributors that stay away precisely because of the noise level.

And I proposed a solution too separate the noise from the usefull stuff.  
This way we can make everybody happy.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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