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Re: debian-women obscurity, was: Clarification about krooger's platform

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com> writes:

> Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> wrote:
> > The idea to ignore trolls is hardly new, or unusual. Nor is it a
> > "policy", in the sense that anyone is ordered to ignore them under
> > pain of expulsion. [...]
> Not in that sense, but that sense doesn't follow directly from
> the word "policy". I'd expect someone consistently ignoring it
> to be corrected, but ICBW.

It's not policy regardless.  It's a recommendation about what will
make the list more useful and pleasant.

> > If you think this is *wrong*, then why?  Because you have a right to
> > be responded to no matter what you say, even when you are hostile to
> > the purposes the list was created for?
> I'm not hostile to balancing debian's composition.  I'm hostile
> to discrimination, but I was told that wasn't a list purpose:
> are you saying it is? Why do you know better than others?

The list discriminates on the basis of *topic*, but not on the basis
of the gender of the *contributor*.  Get it?

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