also sprach Anthony Towns <email@example.com> [2005.03.11.0158 +0100]: > I can't see any way of having polite reminders work without some > sort of statement from the DPL or the listmasters, probably with > the prospect of some sort of enforcement, though, personally. And I can't see how enforcement will fly within a project such as Debian. > >That said, there is no way to ban flamewars since they are sort > >of part of the nature of a project like this. > > There's a trivial way: moderate the lists. I think there are less > fascist ways that'll be both effective and more efficient. But > there's no point kidding ourselves that it'll be easy or that > everyone'll be happy with the change. Let's try it. Let's create debian-devel-moderated and debian-user-moderated and see what happens. I volunteer to be (one of the) moderator(s). > >I am not trying to encourage or justify them; I just think that > >there should be no punishment for them in the way you propose. > > If you don't want the punishment, don't do the wrong thing :) Oh, is that how it works??? 8-] > >The story would be a different one if I did not feel like dak was > >a magic potion, the child of a few Debian developers who have > >been with the project very long, and who have gathered so much > >experience that I cannot even grasp the extent. > > There's nothing magic about anything in Debian; it's all just 1's > and 0's. ... and a number of restricted machines, to name just one example of how people without access might feel excluded from the inner circle. I know the reason why these are restricted, which is mainly security. It's certainly not obscurity, but that's what is perceivable. I hope I am making sense. -- Please do not send copies of list mail to me; I read the list! .''`. martin f. krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> : :' : proud Debian developer, admin, user, and author `. `'` `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing a system Invalid/expired PGP subkeys? Use subkeys.pgp.net as keyserver!
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