On the need for moderated questions lists

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Sat May 30 15:40:14 UTC 2009

that's why i opt for moderation. because it's completely stupid as there 
are no rules and no enforcement.

On Fri, 29 May 2009, gabe wrote:

> This is stupid, I'm unsubscribing.
> jeez
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 1:41 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: On the need for moderated questions lists
> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 07:13:49PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>>> software that runs on multiple OSes (and not *just* FreeBSD) to run an
>>> extra system, running some other OS.
>> no. i expect them to ask THAT program support.
>> In really rare cases when they got an answer like
>> "You did all fine, i have the same configured program in my
>> linux/openbsd/netbsd/solaris/whatever OS and it works fine"
> So . . . basically, it's okay for someone to ask about X if that person
> also runs Linux, but not if that person doesn't.  That's the logical
> consequence of your argument thus far.  How well have you actually
> thought this through?
>> They it's place to ask because certainly there's something wrong with the
>> port.
> I don't recall that being an obvious and necessary condition of the
> example -- and that didn't seem to matter when you suggested that it
> might be on-topic if the querent also happens to have a Linux-based
> system handy.
> -- 
> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
> Quoth FreeBSD Secure Programming Guidelines: "In fact, never ever use
> gets() or sprintf(), period. If you do - we will send evil dwarfs after
> you."
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