Re: First Call for votes: General resolution for the handling of the non-free section
On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 08:37:20PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > I'm trying to figure out if there's anything constructive I can say in
> > > the context he's created, and I'm not coming up with any good ideas.
> > Yes -- this seems to be the problem with Craig.
> The only thing that it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to
> say nothing. I think that the climate is much better if, when such
> language repeatedly pops up, people stand up and say: this is
it's somehow OK for you to complain about my occasional, in-context and
grammatically-correct use of certain English words, but it is *NOT OK* for me
to make any complaint about the constant petty idiocy and pedantic spitefulness
on this list.
but i forget - certain words in the English language are allegedly beyond the
pale, they are a magically perfect excuse for ignoring the actual substance of
what someone has to say and to instead concentrate on whining about a few
> I don't know if that's sufficient, but I know that it can do a lot to make
> the "meek" feel more welcome, to know that people will stand up.
unless the person standing up happens to be standing up against your favourite
behaviour of idiotic pedantry - in that case, then whinge and whine and moan
and make a huge fuss over nothing just to distract from the content.