cvs commit: src/games/fortune/datfiles fortunes
wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Wed Apr 2 14:56:16 UTC 2008
Quoting Doug Barton, who wrote on Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 09:48:52PM -0700 ..
> Jordan K. Hubbard wrote:
> >On Mar 31, 2008, at 2:56 PM, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> >>This is the age old "these fortune cookies may be offensive to some
> >>people" bikeshed. Do we really want to go there again?
> >>If removing the ones deleted by Ganbold is considered such a big loss to
> >>the consumers of the fortune cookies, then sure, we'll have to backout
> >>the removal. I'd prefer if we didn't, but oh well :/
> >from fortune(6):
> >"I think the world would be a more peaceful place if people
> >could just keep their fingers out of the fortune files.
> > -- Jordan K. Hubbard"
> My point exactly. We have always erred on the side of NOT removing
> something since what people find offensive (or humorous) varies hugely
> across cultures, languages, political persuasions, etc.
> If you want to make an argument that those fortunes should be moved to
> the -o file, that might be worth talking about. But flat out removing
> them is not keeping in the spirit of how things have traditionally
> been done.
If all the soft-skinned creatures who cannot handle fortunes just rm -rf
fortune? Then we could just go on with life. Political correctness has never
served any useful purpose in this world.
Wilko Bulte wilko at FreeBSD.org
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