Quoting <200006281447.PAA99497 at mail.iol.ie>
by Ronan <ronan-kennedy at esatclear.ie>:
> > 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.
> With all due respect, David, I don't know how you meant this to
> sound, but it reads to me like a spoilt child who hasn't got his
I find it terribly amusing that yourself and Colm have both suggested
that I'm being childish while simultaneously arguing that differences
of opinion on mailing lists should not become personal.
> Why do you presume the majority of readers don't want technical
> discussions? Personally, I'd welcome them. And if they point to
> shortcomings in Linux, all the better. I don't pretend Linux is all
> things for all tasks, and I would distrust anyone who said it was.
> (I'm not even editing this message under Linux).
I'm presuming that Colm has the strongest sense of what the ILUG list
should be, I'm presuming that sense is predicated on his knowledge of
what the majority of list members want. I've seen more listmaster
intervention on technical discussions of the demerits of Linux than
anything else, such as minor technical questions, general technology
discussion, or business-card-shaped CDs.
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