[sf-lug] Ubuntu release ("back on-list" sub thread)
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Apr 27 22:37:51 PDT 2008
Quoting jim (jim at well.com):
> sometimes discussions get a bit frothy,
> possibly too frothy. please be mindful that
> many reading our threads are hoping to harvest
> useful information and may be put off by
> heated remarks.
_That_ wasn't a particularly heated remark, but you might consider this
one to be: When Ernest raised the inevitable dumb idea of munging, your
comment was "i'm not sure it's a good idea, ultimately, but worth
inspection." Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm guessing that the "I'm not
sure it's a good idea" bit indicated that you already _knew_ it was a
terrible idea, but hoped to duck the bullet on having to explain why,
letting me take that hit instead and be obliged to waste _my_ time
dealing with the subject.
It would be nice if you wouldn't do that.
Overall, I should probably just adopt Marc Merlin's practice (seen on
lists.svlug.org) of setting up a nightly crontab script to check all
Mailman lists and remove any munging instituted by listadmins suffering
lapses of judgement. The neat thing about that: No need to argue and
explain. Things get rectified automatically without waste.
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