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Re: debianuserforums.org - new debian support forum

Hello Jon,

Thanks for getting back to me so soon.

This is the thread at forums.debian.net announcing the new forum and it's intentions/founding principles: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=60387

This thread probably triggered it all: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=59842

This is the kind of thing that has further polarised the whole situation: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=60726

The main issue is that a muli-account troll was allowed to run riot on the board while decent users were given warnings for telling the truth:


Mez and some of the rest of the staff have clearly taken the authoritarian approach. We're Debian users and supporters of GNU/Linux and the ideologies behind it - most of us are adults, so understandably this rubs us up the wrong way. We have voted with our feet and opted to create a new board. It's early days yet and we need all the help we can get - thus why I have asked that a link be put up on the main debian site.

We've accepted that arguing/reasoning with the .net administration is a losing battle, so we've decided to simply "vote with our feet" and would be much obliged for this if you could help us out with a link so that debian users can find us and have the choice between debianHELP, forums.debian.net and debianuserforums.org.

Many thanks in advance

debianuserforums.org Administration Team

Quoting Jon Dowland <jmtd@debian.org>:


On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 02:31:12AM -0800, team@debianuserforums.org wrote:
A new Debian support forum has been started.  The forum began on
09/02/11.  The forum is a "fork" of forums.debian.net and includes many
of the core of experienced users from that site.  We are not in any way
affiliated with that site.

I am curious as to why you have forked.  Can you point me at an existing
forum or mailing list thread of web page detailing the history?

Many thanks

Jon Dowland

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