Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd

Jerry jerry at
Tue Jun 16 19:12:13 UTC 2020

On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:14:51 -0400, Aryeh Friedman commented:
>On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 1:07 PM Jerry <jerry at> wrote:
>> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:44:12 -0400, Aryeh Friedman commented:  
>> >On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 12:37 PM Jerry <jerry at> wrote:
>> >  
>> >> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:51:18 +0200, Polytropon commented:  
>> >> >And instead of employing good programmers, they employ designers
>> >> >so at least the ad-filled emails look good, even if it doesn't
>> >> >help anyone. :-)  
>> >>
>> >> You obviously know very little about the retail market. In sales,
>> >> perceived quality is often in a direct relationship to the outward
>> >> appearance of an item.
>> >>  
>> >
>> >FreeBSD is not a retail OS!.... in short for many reasons f**k
>> >retail computing... like I said dead users don't give a flying f
>> >how good something looks if it kills them!  (Just ask anyone who
>> >started smoking because of how sexy the ad models were before
>> >tobacco ads were outlawed.).... in sort FreeBSD is a mission
>> >critical OS meant for professional use (if you use for desktop use
>> >like I do then it is purely accidental to its primary purpose).  
>> You reply is totally out of context to the my response to Poly.
>> Neither Poly nor I referenced FreeBSD in the post. The response was
>> directed at advertisers and the means they use to convey an idea to
>> the public. Your problem is that you are looking for problems where
>> none exist, aka "Tilting at windmills".
>Then mark your reply as being off topic because in context it was
>clearly reference to email etiquette on FreeBSD (that is the subject
>of the thread after all).   It seems you and Chris are doing
>everything possible to confuse the hell out of the entire thread and
>then one someone *appears* to reply out of context you use that as
>some kind of proof of your argument. That is just dirty tactics.

Exactly what is the correlation between email formats and the whether or
not FreeBSD is a retail (for profit) entity?

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