Quoting <200006281124.e5SBOKZ21807 at ogma.tuatha.org>
by Colm Buckley <colm at tuatha.org>:
> I'm *vaguely* concerned about the flamewars which erupted over the
> RAID and Firewall discussions recently. I'm reluctant to apply any
> moderation to this list, as I think it's a testament to the
> self-moderating capability of mature people that it generally works
> well. Occasional flames, when deserved, are right and proper, and
> part of the workings of a mailing list, but when two Tireless
> Rebutters get into a battle, everyone else just tunes out... and
> when it gets personal and nasty, it brings down the whole tone of
> the list.
Why mince words? You [and I presume the majority of readers] don't
want technical discussions on the list, particularly if they're going
to involve Linux shortcomings. Why not say that, put it in the
charter, and and have done.
Me, I'm done with this list. Kate, you want my explanation of why
clueful people leave ILUG, it's because anything which is interesting
(i.e. outside the scope of
I-have-a-question-here-is-the-answer-thanks-very-much, which is
obviously only of interest to the questioner and anyone with a similar
question) gets squashed.
I continue to offer the technobabble list  for anyone who would
like an Irish forum for unfettered technical discussion (although
soliloquies are off-topic, Kenn ;).
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