Re: debianuserforums.org - new debian support forum
Hi, whoever you might be.
First of all, none of your mails are signed with any names, just
"team", both in the mail address and the end of the mails, which looks
a bit evasive to me.
Said that, I've read the discussion in this thread so far, and would
like to express my opinion here.
* <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2011-03-01 11:31:12 CET]:
> 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.
> We would be very much obliged if we could get listed on this page under
> the "forums" section as "debianuserforums.org" please?
> Site is here: http://www.debianuserforums.org
> If there is anything else you need to know about our site, or if there
> is anything else we need to do/info we need to provide in order to get
> listed, please do not hesitate to ask.
Given that the site is still pretty young and sites tend to come and go
faster than we can release, I wouldn't want to push it too hard in this
timeframe. Sounding pushy raises suspicions, at least in me. "Hiding"
behind a "team" alias doesn't give me much more comfort in that respect
Appart from that, given that the listing in the support part isn't
exclusive about "official" Debian resources that shouldn't be the
grounds for a reject. But the thread that Joey linked to is just a bit
over two weeks old, so raising it is definitely of concern for the
appeal, and it boils down to the same reason: Credibility has to be
earned over time, not rushed in. And I don't see anyone in that thread
mentioning that certain wordings are open offensive and that such a
behavior is not proper.
On the other hand, I wouldn't be too surprised that one could dig up a
similar thread from the forums.debian.net site, and currently I rather
feel more like removing that site from the page too instead of listing
This is my personal opinion, with no special emphasis on any role or
decision authority I might be seen in.
Thanks for understanding,
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