Re: what's your Debian uptime?
On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 04:57:50AM -0500, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> You obviously misread my statement, apparently because your mind is in
> the gutter. It had nothing to do with male sexual organ size, as you
> have obviously and incorrectly assumed. If your beef was instead
> strictly with my use of simply a non-gender neutral analogy then you'd
> have kept your mouth shut, as such analogies are everywhere, every day.
> Thus your position, and your error, are clear.
I'll accept that you intended to use the phrase in the meaning you suggest,
here, in the spirit of good faith, but I'm sure you are fully aware that
the phrase is more widely known and used in a different way which is
objectionable. It's therefore very reasonable to avoid using it. There
are no shortage of inclusive ways of expressing your meaning.
> Normally I'd let this slide. But, Jonathan, you've twice recently put on the
> moderator hat and jumped on something innocuous in my posts, and both times
> you were off base and flat out wrong.
I cannot recall either such times but I don't doubt they occurred, although I
won't take your word for it that I was flat out wrong. Nor will I stop calling
out what I perceive as bad behaviour on this list, for I want the list to be a
useful and inclusive one.
> To enforce PC policy Debian must publish and continually update an official
> list of all disallowed words an phrases of/in all languages supported by
> Debian mailing lists. You are an educated man, so you know that such lists
> are what *define* political correctness. So if you're going to do this, it
> must be all or nothing, managed with an iron fist equally against all users,
> and it must be official Debian policy, not simply Jonathon's policy.
Nonsense. I believe that common sense and mutual respect are all that is
necessary, including a willingness to recognise when one is incorrect.