Sponsoring FreeBSD

Chris Rees utisoft at googlemail.com
Wed May 27 20:12:17 UTC 2009

2009/5/27 Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>:
>>> exactly does. i just don't catch why he - while stopping using it
>>> because of forum - still read and posts here.
>> None of your concern: this is just what everybody is writing about.
>> Whether someone is using FreeBSD or not, and reading here or not, is
>> irrelevant to most (and probably to all) discussions going on here, and
>> it is my understanding (and my opinion, which is different than yours on
>> this matter I suspect) that your commenting on this is mostly
>> unappreciated.
> Yes it's different. Again forum is important but it's completely secondary
> thing to what product (FreeBSD that case) offers.
> I too consider forum not very good, and i opted to create fully-moderated
> version that will strictly be moderated to keep topics only related to:
> - FreeBSD base system
> - ports as subsystem but not ported programs, as these programs have their
> own forums.
> This will solve all problems from both point of views.
> For example it would eliminate advertise/sponsoring offer and my response to
> this. and millions other problems.
> Of course unmoderated mailing list should be left as is.
> I swear i will not use it that case, cause it will not make any use of it
> for me.
> And ALL will be happy.
> Back to FreeBSD, i use it because it's (for me) best unix system available
> in the world, closest to what unix should be.
> And i do need unix system.
> Forum quality is secondary thing.

So if you only want base-system and ports discussed strictly, there's
always ports@ and stable at . This list is for helping people with any
sort of questions. ANY questions.


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing in a mailing list?

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