Flamewar ( was: Sponsoring FreeBSD)

Chris Rees utisoft at googlemail.com
Wed May 27 20:15:11 UTC 2009

2009/5/27 Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>:
>>> "mainstream", or because i have opinion at all, i just respond normally.
>> Wojtek - I also think you have the capacity to help and you often do. But
>> don't pretend to be speaking for the FreeBSD team because you are doing
> reread my posts. i didn't speak for them and i said that i'm not them.
> i AS USUAL tell what i think.
> And YOU just don't accept this because it's completely different point of
> view than yours. You - like most people - react with fear/aggression when
> hearing/reading something completely agains the knowledge you've been put to
> the brain for years. Who is right doesn't matter at all that cases.
> I understand this because is natural reaction, often not fully conscious.
> As you - and few other people - can not use arguments just attacks, it make
> the list polluted.
> And - back to that funny "sponsor" - I can only do favour sending them out.
> Can't you see it's semi-automatic posts to whatever he found, because he
> just want to advertise yourself and his "webpage improvement" services?
> (improvement==adding tons of flash, javas...t etc.)
> He wanted his banner on FreeBSD site for <100$
> Or maybe i'm wrong - if so, please Core Team to put our little company's
> link on my page and i will send 100$ today. Don't forget to give me account
> number.
> Even more - i will find 10 friends to do the same. Just 10 links with small
> letters ;) and 1000$ is yours.
> The trick of doing ANY business, and non-profit work is to NOT TAKE EVERY
> CRAP, just because you see money. I'm sure you already know it in your
> business, so why can't you see this here?

But it's NOT YOUR BUSINESS. It also wasn't automated.


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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