svn commit: r201477 - head/games/fortune/datfiles
marc at msys.ch
Fri Jan 8 19:33:49 UTC 2010
Am 08.01.2010 um 19:43 schrieb Doug Barton:
> Carlos A. M. dos Santos wrote:
>> 2010/1/8 Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org>:
>>> Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
>>>> I don't see how the Rumsfeld quote could offend anyone.
>>> A) Better safe than sorry
>>> B) Regardless of my own opinions I can easily see how someone
>>> could be
>>> offended by anything having to do with Rumsfeld, the Iraq war, etc.
>> Perhaps, at the moment.
> Which is where we are now, yes.
>> Five to ten years from now that quotation will
>> be just history, like the ones from/about JFK, Richard Nixon, and
>> Spiro Agnew.
> Actually there are several things in the main fortunes file that I
> find offensive related to political stuff of the 60's and 70's
> (although not for the reasons that I think most people would find them
> offensive). Note, I am not however suggesting that we do a wholesale
> move of potentially offensive stuff.
>> Are you whiling to apply such rule to all supposedly
>> political fortunes?
> My very first post on this was, "Anything that may offend someone
> belongs in fortunes-o, and all political commentary belongs in this
> FWIW, while I am definitely in favor of treating all people with
> courtesy and respect, I am just about as
> anti-mindless-political-correctness as you can possibly be. In fact,
> in both my .bashrc and my xscreensaver config I use fortune -a because
> as much as some of the things in there offend me, I find it refreshing
> to be challenged by other viewpoints. OTOH, I am also in favor of us
> building a professional-quality operating system, and while I actually
> _voiced_ my objection to the removal of
> "die_you_gravy_sucking_pig_dog" because that is not something that is
> user-visible, I think that if we SAY there is a distinction between
> fortunes and fortunes-o that we ought to follow through on that.
> Putting something that we know could (and almost certainly will) be
> found offensive in the fortunes file because WE are smarter and more
> sophisticated than those fools who would be offended by it is
> childish, foolish, and unprofessional.
Actually I think -o should be the default for fortune. I think it
would be funnier.
There should of course be an option like maybe -f ("faint at heart" or
so) for people without a sense or humour or who are easily offended by
a good joke....
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