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Re: Advice about ext3, please

On Tue, 2009-03-10 at 12:27 +0000, Aneurin Price wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 7:18 AM, Steven Demetrius
> <steven.demetrius@fiwwi.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 11:19 -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> >> > Does anyone here power off their computer without first shutting it down?
> >> > Maybe, but after having to spend time repairing the system and/or rebuilding
> >> > it or losing data they most likely don't anymore.
> >>
> >> Even if you're careful, you'll still occasionally lose power, and your
> >> machine will still occasionally crash.  That's why people have developed
> >> file systems that can withstand even such situations (using journalling
> >> or a log structure).
> >>
> >> > Neither ext2 nor ext3 were designed to be used in this manor.
> >>
> >> ext3 was specifically designed for these situations.
> >>
> >>
> >>         Stefan
> >>
> >
> > This is becoming ridiculous now. You are just replying and going to
> > extremes just because you can.
> >
> Are you reading the same discussion as me?
> > I'm here to try an help others just as I've got help in the past. Not to
> > get into some illogical off topic discussion.
> >
> > I look forward to discussing other topics with you but for now this one
> > is at end.
> >
> Huh?
> Have completely I missed some subtext here? Or maybe parts of the thread?


The original post for this thread was a user asking whether to use ext2
or ext3 on a removable USB HD.

Some people replying to the thread quoted bits and pieces of the thread
and replied to those pieces. This causes confusion and leads to off
topic discussions. As in this case.

There are currently other posters arguing about top-posting,
bottom-posting and inline-posting. With some saying they will do what
they want regardless. This is nuts!

The whole point to this mailing list is to help Debian users. Some of
them new users. 

With all the off topic posts, inconsistent posting and arguments, not
discussions, the mailing list seems chaotic and this does not encourage
people to participate and therefore does not encourage people to use

Some posters do not fully read the posting they are replying and from
their posts do not give their own post much thought either.

One example is saying that a good UPS costs about the same as a
computer. A simple price search on the Internet will prove this wrong.
This shows that the poster did not even verify the post and is just,
excuse the phrase, talk out of his ass!

Yes I've made mistakes, however I post corrections.

I also give references so that people can go look up and read the
material for themselves.

Now if you think about where this thread started ( a user asking whether
to use ext2 or ext3 for a removable USB HD) and where it is now what
would you say.

Please note that this is not a personal attack.

I think I will start a few new threads and see how it goes. Maybe
"Staying on topic" and "Top vs Bottom posting".


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