On the need for moderated questions lists
wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Sat May 30 15:49:59 UTC 2009
> But the choice you have in a strictly moderated mailing list is about
> the same as the choice my people had in that particular oppressive
> regime: leave or stay to fight a hopeless battle.
Thinking your way - if someone will come to my home and will do what i do
not accept - can i force him to go out?
Yes i can. He can do the same in another house where it's accepted.
Those who don't agree with the moderation rules will use unmoderated one
(this), with all it's (dis)adventages.
> That's what bothers me with strict moderation. It hinders the freedom
> of expression of people, forcing them to go through unreasonable hoops
> whenever their personality is slightly different from the 'permitted'
> forms of straight-jacket.
You talk about that, but when i hear things like "shut up" it's fine of
course? So how you define freedom? Freedom for all EXCEPT someone?
You seem to favor rules defined by those who shouts louder.
I at first placed thought about leaving that list at all, seeing that
rulership of shouting crowd starts to win. Unfortunately to many here i
stayed and will stay, because i know that what start at discussion forum
WILL end in the product - FreeBSD.
The same happened in linux, (not exactly) the same happened with NetBSD,
and now there is no usable unix other than FreeBSD.
Just please don't joke and say OpenBSD ;) it's not even funny.
> This is a lot of text to go through, even in a semi-automated manner.
it's not possible to automatize this unfortunately.
More information about the freebsd-questions