who wrote this

eBoundHost: Artur artur at eboundhost.com
Sun Nov 25 17:48:21 PST 2007


This is a very wise thing that you just said, and I agree with you almost 
completely.  The difference is that your very own words are a brilliant way 
to say it, and would be wonderful to replace the "Hitler quotes" that is 
there now.  So, if someone would replace it with your quote, I would be 
completely satisfied:

>> the speaker of the quote is not to be the
>> basis for categorizing the quote as offensive.

In fact, I do not think that the quotes should be removed from the database 
itself, my only objection is that by having "hitler quotes" on the front 
page, we are virtually monopolizing the page to this topic.

Best Regards,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Erik Osterholm" <freebsd-lists-erik at erikosterholm.org>
To: "eBoundHost: Artur" <artur at eboundhost.com>
Cc: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:58 PM
Subject: Re: who wrote this

> On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 05:53:54PM -0600, eBoundHost: Artur wrote:
>> I would appreciate if someone would help me find the person who can
>> help to
>> modify the text on this page.
>> http://www.freebsd.org/internal/fortunes.html
>> I think it can be worded differently and get the point accross
>> without
>> giving any extra attention to this monster.
>> Best Regards,
>> Artur
> Do I understand correctly that you are not concerned so much with the
> inclusion of quotes by Adolf Hitler, but you don't like the way the
> web page is presented?
> If that's the case, my argument for maintaining the current state of
> the webpage is that it's going to become a repeated issue.  Without
> the notice that Hitler quotes are not automatically considered
> offensive, a lot of people will probably see a non-offensive Hitler
> quote and argue that it should be moved to the offensive file simply
> due to the attribution.
> Put another way, the quote "What luck for the rulers that men do not
> think." is not considered offensive.  Merely adding the attribution,
> then, should not cause it to be moved to the "offensive" file.  That
> said, people have argued in the past that it should be, simply because
> Hitler is in the text.  Putting the notice on the webpage at
> http://www.freebsd.org/internal/fortunes.html is a public expression
> that the speaker of the quote is not to be the basis for categorizing
> the quote as offensive.
> Erik

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