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bob89 at eng.ufl.edu
Thu Mar 24 07:30:54 PST 2005
Peter Risdon wrote:
>On Thu, 2005-03-24 at 10:05 +0100, Josh Ockert wrote:
>>On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 08:51:51 +0000, Peter Risdon
>><peter at circlesquared.com> wrote:
>>>On Thu, 2005-03-24 at 08:54 +0100, Josh Ockert wrote:
>>>>I've noticed that nobody responds negatively to questions by Russian
>>>>speakers, but that French speakers are told not to ask questions here.
>>>>I don't believe this is a fair response.
>>>Perhaps, though I'm not sure myself what is said in Russian to them
>>>whereas I can read the French. But the reply in, I think, Swedish to
>>>this question in French was a very good indication of what an impossible
>>>babel this or any other list would be if a single language were not
>>>declared and respected.
>>You could equally argue that this place is already a babel; mentally
>>disregarding messages in foreign languages should be just as easy as
>>ignoring the questions about particular hardware you know nothing
>>about. We're all Internet literate here (at any rate, most of us ;) ),
>>which suggests that we've the ability to pick out the important and/or
>>applicable bits from masses of information.
>No, I'm sorry but that seems to me to be a non sequitur. We can
>understand questions we are not competent to answer if they are in
>English, learn from the replies and if we hit the same issues ourselves
>we can google and get a reply we can understand. You are suggesting this
>incredibly useful situation be broken, if I understand you right. And
>this applies to French and Russian speakers equally: this is an English
>list, there are also French and Russian lists. I'd argue just as
>strongly that postings to the French list should be in French.
This is the default world-wide FreeBSD support list. Postings in any
have always been welcome (at least since I subscribed in 1997). Who put
in charge of deciding otherwise?
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