English only, please (was: Pooomooocyyyy ;()
infofarmer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 10:46:30 PST 2006
On 1/16/06, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu> wrote:
> > On Sunday, 15 January 2006 at 16:49:27 -0600, Don Hinton wrote:
> > > Hi Greg:
> > >
> > > On Sunday 15 January 2006 16:28, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> > >> On Saturday, 14 January 2006 at 20:02:02 +0100, Karol Kwiatkowski wrote:
> > >>> vocativus wrote:
> > >>>> Witam!
> > >>>
> > >>> [...]
> > >>> http://www.bsdguru.org/dyskusja/
> > >>
> > >> As I said a couple of days ago, this is an English language list. In
> > >> a case like this, it would be appropriate to *not* copy the list on
> > >> the reply, despite the policy to the contrary.
> > >
> > > Where exactly does it say that this is an "english only" list?
> > I suppose you have a point. It's implicit; it should be spelt out.
> > At http://www.freebsd.org/community/mailinglists.html you have a
> > choice of "Mailing Lists" or "Non-English Mailing Lists". -questions
> > is under the former link; the Polish mailing lists are under the
> > latter. At
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-questions/
> > there's a reference to an inability to speak English. But we should
> > really do something about writing a charter that makes it clear.
> > Anybody feel like having a go?
> I don't really mind someone posting a question in another language as
> long as they realize that most of us will not be able to respond to it.
> Often enough, I think, there are others out there who can handle that
> language and they can respond. Hopefully they will not turn it is to
> a long running exchange on list in some other language.
> Now, if someone posts a question in something besides English and then
> begins to rant and flame people for not responding, then it is not
> acceptable. But, just starting a question here in another language
> is not so onerous.
Agreed. It's not that I don't see Greg's point, I just
don't feel that a small percentage of foreign-language
messages bring any harm to anyone. I think we'd be
much better off if the proponents of such linguistical
segregation devoted their time to eradicating real
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