[sf-lug] Ubuntu release ("back on-list" sub thread)
jim at well.com
Sun Apr 27 23:21:21 PDT 2008
well, i suspected, but did not intend to duck
any bullets: rather, i hoped you or LX or someone
would join in discovering proper rationale.
i'm buying your reasoning (i'd guessed such
but wanted to remain open to other, possibly
for the record, i always want to help out,
certainly not burden others (especially you),
and getting involved promotes learning, which is
my primary interest.
as to your comment below aimed at me, i don't
at all take it as heated. rather, you seem
direct and to-the-point.
in general i consider your remarks well-meaning
and very helpful, if sometimes a bit impatient
(and there i'm usually sympathetic).
the explanations strike me as helpful to
more than just the participants: on that score,
On Sun, 2008-04-27 at 22:37 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> 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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