Re: debianuserforums.org - new debian support forum
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:
This thread probably triggered it all:
This is the kind of thing that has further polarised the whole
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 02:31:12AM -0800, email@example.com 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?