cvs commit: src/games/fortune/datfiles fortunes

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Mar 31 21:48:56 PDT 2008

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.



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