[dvlug] dvlug.org Changes In June, 2012
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Jun 6 16:50:37 PDT 2012
Quoting Grant Bowman (grantbow at dvlug.org):
> Your technically accurate and apparently mean spirited comments are not
> welcome in this group.
Does that mean 'No, we refuse to let you help us on a volunteer basis by
setting up WordPress on a DVLUG-administered machine, because Grant
Bowman is calling your offer "apparently mean-spirited" and is pulling the
oldest trick on the Internet of claiming to speak for lurkers who are
too terrorised to speak for themselves?'
Or does that mean 'Yes, we are willing to let you do a bunch of
volunteer work to set up WordPress on a DVLUG-administered machine
despite Grant Bowman calling your offer apparently mean-sprited and
pulling the oldest trick on the Internet of claiming to speak for the
Please clarify, as near-libel doesn't do much to answer a yes-or-no
> I find it hard to explain why I and others react poorly to your online
In your own case, a longstanding pattern of unilateral and personal ill
will and of passive-aggressive behaviour is the obvious explanation.
The alleged and invisible lurkers? Dunno. ;->
> I was teaching and hacking WordPress PHP in Nairobi. Setup of wordpress has
> been getting easier and easier all the time. As anyone who has maintained
> these systems before knows the installation is not the only cost of any
Yes, quite. This is pretty much what I was saying, wasn't it?
> Apparently kind spirited comments are welcome.
As judged by people who go around slinging mud at community leaders?
Neat trick, that.
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